s skippy the bush kangaroo: supersize new york says the judge

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Monday, March 11, 2013

supersize new york says the judge

mayor bloomberg plans for super sized ban on super sized soda...have been popped.
mayor michael bloomberg’s  public health initiative to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces was set to begin on tuesday — but after a state judge struck down the initiative on monday, new yorkers won’t have to relinquish their supersize sodas anytime soon. - think progress
the mayor’s plan, which he pitched as a novel effort to combat obesity, aroused worldwide curiosity and debate — and the ire of the american soft-drink industry, which undertook a multimillion-dollar campaign to block it, flying banners from airplanes over coney island, plastering subway stations with advertisements and filing the lawsuit that led to the ruling. mr. bloomberg said he would immediately appeal, and at a quickly arranged news conference, he fiercely defended the rationale for the rules, which would have limited the size of sugary drinks to 16 ounces at restaurants, theaters and food carts. “i’ve got to defend my children, and yours, and do what’s right to save lives,” the mayor said. “obesity kills. There’s no question it kills.” - nytimes


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