March 11 2013

Statement: New York City's Sugary Beverage Ban Takes Effect

Victoria Coley

NEW YORK CITY'S SUGARY BEVERAGE BAN TAKES EFFECT
Mayor Bloomberg Continues to Nose Around in People's Private Lives


Gunlock: According to the New York City police department, crime in city parks is increasing. Perhaps a better approach to shrink waistlines or make Americans healthier would be for Mayor Bloomberg to focus on cleaning up the city--particularly the parks where people might go out and get some exercise.


Washington, D.C. -- Tomorrow, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's far-reaching ban on the sale of large, sugar infused beverages hits restaurants, fast food joints, delis, movie theaters, athletic venues and even food carts across the city - in what seems to be the government's most substantial assault on calories to date.

Companies - large and small - are having to adjust to this sugary regulation. 

Julie Gunlock, Director of the Culture of Alarmism Project at the Independent Women's Forum, issued the following statement:

According to the New York City police department, crime in city parks is increasing. Perhaps a better approach to shrink waistlines or make Americans healthier would be for Mayor Bloomberg to focus on cleaning up the city--particularly the parks where people might go out and get some exercise.  

Instead, the Mayor continues to nose around in people's private lives—limiting their food and beverages choices. New Yorkers should tell the Mayor to mind his own business and focus on the important job of making New York a more livable city.

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Julie Gunlock | Director of the Culture of Alarmism Project, Independent Women's Forum

Carrie Lukas Managing Director, Independent Women's Forum

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