The mayor of NY wants to ban large sugared soft drinks.
sort by best latest
Totally agree! It is now the era of Big Brother!
I had an Asian professor who taught an introductory biology course at my university, and he used to contend that palm oil was banned as a way to keep Southeast Asian countries from making this a competitive export. It is just like other oils.
Doesn't Bloomberg have a city to run?
Well this is only New York City, and they are only putting a ban on the size of soda sold. I am more concerned about the corporations pushing the mega sodas, even if I do not agree with the bans, per se.
The problem is people behaving irresponsibly, not obesity.
The ban included restaurants, delis, movie theaters, stadiums and street carts. This was on the Today Show this morning.
At the movies is about the only time I would ever buy a large soft drink. The drinks are so expensive there, we usually buy the biggest one and share because it's the best deal.
that's what I said- certain places.
and not having an opinion is not a reason for a vote-down.
I think it is silly people voted you down for stating the facts. I am not sure why people are panicking about this anyway. In cities like London you cannot find sodas larger than 18 ounces anyway at places like McDonald's.
The point is though, are they illegal in London? The businesses should be able to see what they want.
I just sort of like how in European countries people do not over indulge on large sodas, and even when they drink soda, it has real sugar. I do not believe in bans, but I find it a bit odd people are defending corporations that push sodas
Supporting freedom is not supporting the choices of these companies (or the people that lead them to do it). My opinion should not be relevant to what someone should be legally allowed to do.
Well I think this corporate angle has a lot of do with it. As I said I do not support bans, but it it going the way in this country corporate interests/freedoms are being put on a higher pedestal than individual freedom, aka Citizens United.
1 answer hidden due to negative feedback. Show
1 answer hidden due to negative feedback. Hide