The New York Daily News Pushes for the Soda Ban’s Comeback

The enemy.
The enemy. Photo: Sprite

The newspaper’s staff wrote an editorial, “Bring Back the Soda Ban,” arguing that an appeals court “must” reinstate Bloomberg’s failed (and flawed) ban. The story cites a study conducted by researchers from the Imperial College of London, who found that drinking a single sugary drink every day puts people at a 22 percent higher risk of being diabetic. It’s a scary statistic that deserves attention, but it’s odd that the editorial avoids mentioning any of the loopholes in Bloomberg’s proposal. Clarifying and assuaging the concerns about the ban is a stronger argument than reiterating that soda is unhealthy. [Earlier, NYDN]