The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities sent a letter to congressional leaders saying it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.
The American Beverage Association says the ads oversimplify the causes of obesity.
Speaking Tuesday at a midtown restaurant that is voluntarily adopting the city’s sugary drink policy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the ban and said he is confident the city will win in appeal.
New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled Monday that the city may not enforce the new regulation, which would have put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks — both bottled and fountain.
The city has jurisdiction over restaurants, movie theaters, fast food restaurants and street carts, but not supermarkets or convenience stores that do not serve prepared foods.
Soda makers and sellers are in court over a bid to delay enforcement of New York City’s first-of-its-kind effort to limit the size of sugary drinks.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Friday at the NAACP’s New York state branch and a network of Hispanic groups for filing a lawsuit against the city’s ban of supersized sugary drinks.
The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.
The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of becoming a stronger voice in the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health.
This New Year marks the final year in office for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and his resolution for 2013 is to remain relevant – even as New York City focuses on choosing his successor.
We know that drinking too much soda has been linked to obesity, but now a new study suggests that it also may be linked to arthritis of the knee in men.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned smoking in New York City parks and is trying to ban the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. But he already has his sights on his next target: baby formula.
The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit of sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and would apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.
While many protesters were expected to take part in the so-called “Million Big Gulp March” demonstration Monday afternoon in City Hall Park, much fewer were actually on hand, with some chanting “Drink Free Or Die.”
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who hopes to succeed Bloomberg, said she’s dead set against the sugary drink ban because it’s “punitive,” and she’ll undo it if she wins.
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