The Friday FYI: Soda Not Great For You, Says Mayor|
Gulp No More?
New York City Mayor Bloomberg has caused quite a bubbly stir with his proposal to ban the sale of sodas and sugary drinks in containers over 16 ounces. Is a ban on oversized sugary drinks just a band-aid on a nationwide obesity problem? We have a larger issue at hand if people are consuming a 64 ounce Big Gulp and are unaware of the negative health effects. I once witnessed a man drink straight from the bottle of a two liter of Mountain Dew at a convenient store and proudly tell the cashier that it was his daily cup of coffee. I could picture my dentist cringing at the sight.
Dear High Fructose Corn Syrup: What Shall We Call You? Right– How about “High Fructose Corn Syrup”?
In related news, the Corn Refiner’s Association’s request to change the name of High Fructose Corn Syrup to “corn sugar” on nutrition labels was denied by the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. With the negative reputation high fructose corn syrup has rightfully endured over recent years, the name change was an attempt to promote the product in a positive light and increase high fructose corn syrup consumption.
This just goes to show you that sometimes, it’s the little wins in life that matter. And Corn Refiner’s Association– seriously? NO ONE BOUGHT THOSE CORN SUGAR PROPAGANDA PIECES. “Sugar is sugar”– yeah, right.