Martin Johnston at NZ Herald reports:
Obesity experts in New Zealand are dismayed at the legal clamp slapped on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s law to ban super-sized sugary soft drinks in restaurants.
They should have a large soda to drown their sorrows.
His law would have limited cups of sugary soft drinks sold at restaurants, cinemas and other food service establishments to 453ml.
That is approaching close to two standard measuring cups (500ml) and is well short of the large and super-sized sugar drinks sold in New Zealand fast-food shops.
McDonald’s “large” soft drinks contain 651ml and the biggest offering at Wendy’s is around 1200ml, although Wendy’s says it doesn’t sell many of these mega-drinks.
How evil. They must be banned, along with large easter eggs.
Fight the Obesity Epidemic spokeswoman Dr Robyn Toomath said it was a great shame the mayor’s bid to help halt the growth of New Yorkers’ waistlines had been thwarted.
Yes it is a great shame that human beings have been allowed to choose for themselves what size drink they want. We must protect them from themselves.
Tags: Nanny State, obesity