Coke Again: Moderating Moderation

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A state appeals court ruled that the New York City Board of Health exceeded its legal authority when it voted last year to limit the portion size of sugary drinks.

The state Supreme Court sided with sugar water giants. It said that while the board has the power to ban “inherently harmful” foodstuffs from being served to the public, sweetened beverages don’t fall into that category.

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According to there interpretation, soda consumption is not necessarily harmful when consumed in moderation, the court wrote, and therefore “cannot be classified as a health hazard per se.”

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Moderation.

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Is more than 20 oz exceeding moderation.

Is more than 20 oz inherently harmful.

Is a tax that creates an incentive for moderation undemocratic.

O nevermind, its about freedom right. I’ll stop reading pubmed and start reading Coke delivery trucks.

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