Skip to comments.First soda, now POPCORN: New York officials target nations favourite snack in obesity crackdown.
Posted on 06/13/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT by DallasBiff
Health experts in New York want to widen the proposed ban on super-sized soda to include juices, milk shakes and even popcorn, it emerged today.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to outlaw sugary drinks over 16 ounces (1 pint) in the city's restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theatres and sporting arenas.
Now officials charged with deciding on whether it should come into force have suggested they would be in favour of incorporating other unhealthy snacks.
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Also popcorn is a whole grain, I guess whole wheat bread will be next.
...yeah this is what’s going to fix the problems in New York...
Guess I’ll call George Castanza and we can eat a bucket of cheese as big as our heads (and I have a big head).
Next, french fries, ice cream, cheeseburgers, lasagna, pie, cake, twinkies!, barbeque, chips
Also no beer
NYC will become the broccoli capital of the world, imagine all the slim folks
How come noone has mentioned the obvious- no food stamps accepted for hi calorie food
New Jersey could benefit from the fed up New Yorkers.
Popcorn? Why not potato chips, pizza, lasagna, ice cream and a host of other calorie-rich snacks?
What astounds me that 40+% of the Sheeple in NYC approve of this. I’m utterly flabbergasted that the number approving of this is actually above 5%.
Of course they ignore the fact that there are some families out here who buy the biggest drink and popcorn combo and then share it among several people. That is what we do, 1 big soda and popcorn shared by my wife, 2 daughters and myself. And the jumbo sodas are half to 3/4s filled with ice cubes before the soda is put into the cup.
Let’s see if I have the liberals’ logic correct....weed and abortions are ok, but soda and popcorn are bad. Is that right?
Not only that, but it is rich in fiber and roughage. It is the butter and salt which makes it less than healthy.
Leave it to a liberal to let a man smoke pot but then deny him access to sweets.
...uh, make the UN fed New Yorkers! :-)
Can’t eat corn, popcorn or nuts, but if I could and lived in NY city, I’d be up in arms.
I guess there will be money to be made bootlegging cokes and popcorn into NY city.
First rule of American politics (2000+ Edition) -
Don’t take on Big Corn. You’ll lose.
I understand Bloomberg has a thing for Cheez-Its, so at least those are safe.
Calling NY government officials Nazis is an insult to Nazis.
“Earlier at the meeting, it was revealed that the city’s obesity crisis causes 5,800 deaths a year and costs taxpayers $4billion annually.”
BS, pure BS and I would love to see how they arrived at those figures. I’m sure it was assumed that obesity was always a contributing factor no matter the cause listed on the DC.
Chairs and sofas lead to obesity too.
Insane, illogical morons. By the time they're done, the neo-Victorian statists will have everyone eating specific administered doses of tofu and white beans.
And who is the pudgy little bastard Bloomberg to tell ANYONE how to be healthy?
First they came for the soda...
Hey Dumberg, I’m going to buy a Whitman’s Sampler and eat it. Try to stop me!
This is beyond stupid.
ahhh, they’re all on the take from Big Veggie...
I just came back from a business trip in Japan. I didn’t see ten fat Japanese the entire trip. Mostly, I attribute that to the better-quality foods and smaller portions. Americans eat too damn much crap.
With that said, I’m all for pushing public awareness on eating issues and banning New York politicians
So when do they step over the line and get charged with practicing medicine without a license?
A Nazi with a Jewish surname. I’m very confused.
Hmm, and Sumo wrestling(big fat men) is not the national sport of Japan, correct?
No food for you, NY!
Seems if there are some non-communist NYers, they would start a recall and force this nazi mayor to spend some of his millions to defend this intrusion into their lives.
Once you let this nazi get away with what he has done and is doing there are no limits.
If NYers do not start a recall campaign immediately then they should STFU as it will be their fault this scum of the earth has been allowed to get away with this.
How soon will these dolts ban candy? Only logical.
All types of bread and pasta are fattening. Ban them!
George Soros was a Jewish Nazi collaborator.
I hope he doesn’t plan to eat more than one serving size at a time. That means no more than approximately 15 cheez-its a day for you Mr. B.
I have lived with two obese kids-young adult. It is easier to keep an alcoholic away from booze than to keep an obese person away from food. If you ban certain foods or try to monitor their use of food they simply find a work around.
Also, these very obese kids avoid overeating in front of anyone person and avoid being seen eating real high calorie foods.
They compensate by eating multiple meals with multiple people, eating very fast and spreading out their caloric intake over several foods. They are every bit as covert as an addict. Banning foods will not make one fat person lose wait.
We'll all be surfing the internet from treadmills!
Ice cream shops
heavy whipping cream
Here's an idea Bloomberg. Ban cheap, toxic, Chinese goods!!
This non-sense is the exact reason millions of folks don't trust republicans not to mention democrats.
Bunch-a socialist pricks. I know how to live your life better than you.
“It is the butter and salt which makes it less than healthy.”
But it’s soo good!
Popcorn? Why not potato chips, pizza, lasagna, ice cream and a host of other calorie-rich snacks?
First they came for my Big Gulp. Then they came for my popcorn but when they came for my ice cream....that’s when we go to WAR!
Result will be to increase price of admission to movies for everyone thereby making it harder for poor to get in.
Their selective targets (Soft Drinks, Popcorn and possibly Milk products) seem confusing. If they want to do away with obesity, wouldn’t the logical thing to do be to limit what the EBT card can buy? No more potato chips, soft drinks, ice cream and deserts ... make the welfare recipients purchase fruits, veggies, uncooked meats and fix healthy meals at home. I mean, it’s not like they don’t have any freakin’ time .....
I work full time, my wife works full time; and we manage to fix healthy meals - it’s not rocket science. Then again, we aren’t sitting at home, watching TV, neglecting our kids, we don’t have prison records and we actually PAY taxes (significant taxes, I might add). Somehow, we find the time to shop for groceries, prepare meals and still have time to maintain our home, mow the yard and somehow still manage to have time to relax and take vacations.
Well someone needs to do something, right? I mean I’ve gone to the movies and bought popcorn at least 2-3 times a week for my entire life. Some weeks I’ve gone every day. /s
Honestly. The majority of people go to the movies once or twice a year - if that. What difference does one or two bags of popcorn make in the greater scheme of things? Sigh. Of course, that’s beside the point to these people, isn’t it? It’s a crime that people are able to eat it at all as far as they’re concerned. How the hell did we ever survive as a race without these people to make choices for us?
Next they’ll regulate the size of ice cream cones and outlaw cotton candy. You wait and see.
Boy, that’s going to be hard to do. I know from personal experience. Maybe there should be Cheez-Its rationing.
I’m with you. We speak the same language and I see where you’re having trouble. The problem you’re experiencing is that you’re not thinking like a liberal. Or more specifically, you are interpreting liberal actions by applying logic. Take it from me - stop doing that. It will only make your head hurt.
The liberals can’t go after EBT card users because that’s their voting base. Annoying that group is akin to committing political suicide. At the same time, they are still liberals. They have to be seen as “doing something” about the “problem”. It doesn’t matter what the problem is or if their “solution” actually fixes the problem. All that matters is that they are “doing something”
So in that vein, they bestow upon themselves the power to ban large sodas. Surely no one could be against that, right? After all, who needs 64 oz. of soda?
But - the cries come in - what about other things that are “bad” for you. Things like popcorn, candy, ice cream and others. If, the liberals think, we have the power to ban large sodas why shouldn’t we also ban these huge tubs of popcorn, 5 scoop sundaes, and jumbo bags of candy? After all, those are just as bad as soda, aren’t they?
This is the liberal mindset. And they miss the single important point in the whole debate: What about free will? What about - shameless plug here - Personal responsibility? Where do the liberals get off thinking they have power to ban ANYTHING?
The reasons their arguments make no sense is because they are totalitarian in nature and we are not totalitarian. The reason you had a problem understanding it is that you tried to apply logic to people who are acting irrationally.
New Yorkers had better watch out. Nanny Bloomberg is following in the footsteps of his Chicom idols, so NYers may find themselves eating fake plastic rice instead of popcorn.
I have often thought the food stamp recipients should be offered the option of getting the regular food stamps which can only be used for food, or stamps which can only be used for basically uncooked/unprocessed food (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, and vegetables, etc.) plus a small percentage of the total allowance for necessities like toothpaste, soap, laundry products, toilet paper and vitamins.