Guys, I’m as anti-nanny state as the next red-blooded American. But this. is. just. stupid. It’s the legislative equivalent of the Heart Attack Grill. It’s a defensive, destructive plan from a state that routinely ranks as one of the fattest and unhealthiest in the nation. And it violates the very freedoms it purports to protect. More
Topic: soda ban
In the last weeks before super size Coca-Cola goes contraband in New York City, the American Beverage Association (ABA) and other businesses are taking Bloomberg to court over his controversial soda ban, claiming that it’s an unconstitutional affront to small businesses and personal liberties. Lawyers representing big soda, small business, and New York City took their claim to Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling today, nitpicking the legality of the regulations, which are set to be enacted in March. More
Michael Bloomberg‘s proposed soda ban has spurred serious debate amongst consumers, lawmakers and–of course–the soft drink and restaurant industry. But despite popular opinion, the regulation really only had to pass through one major hoop: The New York City Board of Health. And in an eight-to-zero vote of approval, it’s fair to say the Bloomberg soda ban made a slam dunk. More
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is certainly stirring up a lot of controversy over his proposal to ban large sugary drinks. It’s something that makes a lot of sense in order to start fighting this war on obesity. But sodas are not the only sugar-laden products that are just plain crappy for our health.
To recap, Bloomberg wants to ban any sugary drinks that are larger than 16 ounces (a size that is more than sufficient for anyone). A 16 ounce Coke has a whopping 41 grams of sugar–more than double the 20 grams that the American Heart Association recommends for women (it’s 36 grams for men).
So while Bloomberg is at it, here are eight other high-sugar foods that he should ban: More
It’s no surprise that Coca-Cola is pushing back against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s controversial idea to ban super-sized sodas, but it is surprising that the world’s largest sugary soft drink manufacturer takes absolutely no responsibility for America’s obesity problem.
Mayor Bloomberg‘s plan to ban big soda has come under hard scrutiny from every direction; even some health industry leaders are skeptical that this will really make America less obese or more healthy. We’ve been somewhat divided here at Blisstree (of course, banning 60-ounce cups of soda hardly seems like communism; on the other hand, this isn’t the kind of change that’s really going to make healthy eating easier for Americans), but the “Nanny Bloomberg” ad campaign launched by The Center for Consumer Freedom in last weekend’s New York Times is just lame, no matter what you think. More
Wow, so yesterday I wrote about New York City’s mayor wanting to ban large sodas–something that I’m all for. But apparently, not all of you are with me on that. Many of you commented that implementing such a ban would be un-American, unconstitutional and downright wrong. One of you even called me a nazi. To which I have to say: Lighten up! Since when is trying to make our nation healthier a bad thing? More