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Mar 25, 2013

On the Menu: Supersized Soda Wars

The NYC ruling halting the ban on large-sized sugary beverages is unlikely to stop future court fights over anti-obesity laws.

On the Menu: Supersized Soda Wars

Mayor Bloomberg said New York City will appeal Justice Tingling’s decision to block a large-soda ban, and that he’ll fight the issue well after his term of office ends on December 31. [© boule1301 - Fotolia.com]

  • The battle over soda consumption, like the broader war on obesity, will likely rage on and even intensify, despite a federal judge’s ruling that ...

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