Everyone and their mother has an opinion on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to limit restaurant soft-drink servings to 16 ounces.
Will it help create a healthier food environment?
Will it help citizens to make healthier choices?
Will it limit choice?
Will it eradicate freedom as we know it?
Here are a selection of points of view on the issue, in no particular order:
- Mark Bittman encourages, limit soda for kids sake
- Former Coke marketing executive, Todd Putnam, speaks out against soda at Soda Summit
- Current Coke president answers questions on sugary drinks
- Huffington Post’s experts argue both sides of the issue
- The Wall Street Journal takes it from the drink makers’ point of view
- Journalist describes cola civil war over soda size ban
- TIME reviews the proposal and offers a brief history of Bloomberg’s nudges
- Journalist imagines full ban comes next, predicts soda speakeasies
- News summarizes NY/NJ public reactions on Twitter
- Center for Consumer Freedom calls Bloomberg “dictator” and dresses him as “nanny”
- Center for Science in the Public Interest cites surprising support for soda curbing
- Food Safety News predicts soda size limit likely to pass
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