Dear Mayor Bloomberg ~ About the Soda Law…
[Last week Mayor Bloomberg signed into law "a ban on the sale of any sugary beverage over 16 ounces in any of the city's restaurants, delis, movie theaters or even street carts." (To read more, click here.)]
Dear Mayor Bloomberg ~
I’m sorry. This is the dumbest, cheapest idea ~ maybe ever. Sure, a giant soda is horribly unhealthy. Absolutely terrible and loaded with calories that contribute to obesity. But this seems like the easiest way to deal with a problem that is much more complicated than just taking away sugary drinks ~ in some places. Instead of making giant sugary drinks unavailable ~ kind of ~ why don’t you look at the connection between poverty and obesity? Why don’t you go through a grocery store and compare the prices of fruits and vegetables to processed, frozen, quick and easy to heat up and serve foods? Why don’t you consider legislation that would make healthy foods actually affordable?
I’ve seen grapes as high as $6.99/pound. I’ve never seen a checkout-aisle candy bar go for quite that much money.
Thanks for your time.