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Bloomberg Soda Ban

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Bloomberg Soda Ban Blasted By New York Business Owners

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City eateries has some local business owners up in arms. "We're c...

Soda Ban Leaves New Yorkers Flat

John Conway | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
John Conway

Rather than alienate Americans from the freedom, perhaps the Bloomberg administration might attempt to work with the federal government and other groups to change the farm subsidy programs to reflect healthier eating habits.

As a Diabetic Taking Insulin Twice a Day, I Believe Bloomberg Is Right About Soda Ban

Dominic Carter | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Dominic Carter

As a child, my friends and I would go to the corner store and purchase a small bag of potato chips and a soda. Back then, we had no clue as to why to soda tasted so good. I wish I could reverse all of these years.

My Comments on Recent Controversial Issues

Ed Koch | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Last week, there really were a lot of controversial subjects covered by the media, and I had an opinion on all of them. I thought for the first time ...

From Stars & Stripes to Spandex

D.L. Hughley | Posted 08.05.2012 | Black Voices
D.L. Hughley

The very people who brazenly vote against things like medical marijuana and the right for gay people to get married, now regard Coca-Cola as enshrined in the Constitution, as if Dr. Pepper was one of our Founding Fathers.

Downsizing Soda: A Drop in the Bucket

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Mayor Bloomberg is brave to go head-to-head with Big Food by limiting portion size and trying to create a new norm, but this tactic might further distract from the underlying problem of our virtually unregulated toxic and super-sized food supply.

Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Pizzigati

If we want to get serious about fighting obesity, public health researchers would like us to understand, we need to look at the social dynamics that drive our bad health behaviors. And the most powerful driver of that unhealthy behavior? That would be inequality.

Change My Mind: Would A Ban On Supersized Soda Help People Get Healthy?

Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living

When New York City's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced last week that he planned to propose a municipal ban on large sodas in restaurants, he trigg...

Why New York City Should Ban Supersize Sugary Beverages

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Given the health consequences and enormous cost of our country's obesity epidemic, it is time to return eating less. And banning the large sizes of unhealthy sugar-sweetened beverages is a good place to begin.

Why I'm Against the Bloomberg Ban

Jeff Halevy | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

I'd love to see the Big Gulp yanked -- not due to legislation, but due rather to poor sales from a healthy, educated consumer.

Soda: Size Does Matter

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home
Larry Cohen

This is a battle over who gets to shape our food environment and the health of our children. New York City's leadership will inspire hope -- and future action -- in places where the political will to make these sorts of common sense changes does not yet exist.

WATCH: Whoopi, Barbara Clash Over Controversial Ban

Posted 06.01.2012 | Media

The co-hosts of "The View" clashed over a controversial proposal to restrict the size of sugary drinks in New York City on Friday. Mayor Michael B...

Has Mayor Bloomberg Outsmarted the Beverage Industry?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Mayor Bloomberg has ensured that his sugary drink portion cap won't be so easy to kill. And it already has the country talking, initiating a national discussion about sugary drink portion sizes, obesity and how far government should go to protect the health of its citizens and the health of our fragile economy.

Why Bloomberg Is Right

Alec Baldwin | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
Alec Baldwin

I think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is right. At least in spirit. Food is a drug. At least in the way it is marketed today, which is significantly different from when I grew up. As a child, sweets were referred to as "treats," and were dispensed far more judiciously than they are today. Now, Americans are obese, and in some areas of high concentration, morbidly obese, in numbers that are sapping the treasuries of the fifty states, undercutting U.S. competitiveness, and leaving this country vulnerable to a set of long-term health crises that we will struggle to overcome, if ever. All the while, millions will die unnecessarily simply because they fell victim to the marketing of unhealthy dietary choices. Whether you think an elitist, billionaire New Yorker has any business blocking your path to the soda fountain is one issue. His motives, however, are unquestionable.

Bloomberg's Soda Ban will Fall Flat

John S. Wilson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices
John S. Wilson

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may think he's helping to curb obesity in New York City with his new proposal to ban sugary drinks over 16 ounces. In actuality all he is doing is providing fodder for conservatives who have long warned against government encroachment in the healthcare arena.

Bloomberg vs. Big Soda: Portion Size, Paternalism and Politics

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Forbidding people outright to buy the size of soda they desire strikes me as paternalistic, intrusive and likely to fuel resentment. There may also be problems implementing the ban.

WATCH: Stewart Criticizes New York Soda Ban

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Comedy

Thursday, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced a proposition that would limit the size of sodas sold at movie theaters and delis to 16 oun...

LOOK: New Yorkers React To Bloomberg's Soda Ban Crusade

Posted 05.31.2012 | New York

The internet erupted in protest Wednesday over Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary beverages in New York. Yes, a few Nanny State sympathizer...

New York City Plans Ban On Large Sugary Drinks

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | New York

NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to propose a far-reaching municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary bever...