New York Steps Up The War Against Soda

New York Steps Up The War Against Soda

NYC's mayor wants to stop the 1.7 million residents using food stamps from buying sugared drinks.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 7 october 2010

New York state’s idea to impose a tax on soda beverages was checked earlier this year by beverage companies, their lobbyists and a barrage of misleading ads. Now Michael Bloomberg plans to counter by inhibiting the purchase of soda by low income families. The New York City’s mayor has sought federal permission to stop the 1.7 million residents who receive food stamps from using them to buy soda or sugared drinks.

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