A war on soda is raging this morning. The fallout continues from a controversial new policy proposal here in New York City by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who facing some very sharp criticism over a proposal that would limit the amount of soda that can be sold in a single container.
Critics are saying the city is really overstepping its bounds here. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, though, is defending the idea.
"We're not taking your right away to buy soda in a supermarket which we don't regulate," Bloomberg says. "You can still buy a 32-ounce can of full sugar drinks or bottle, but in a restaurant, they can't serve more than 16 ounces in any one cup."
The limit is also set to apply to movie theaters, food carts and concession stands, and it's being submitted to the city's board of health on June 12th.
This morning on "Early Start," New York City's health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley explains the proposed plan and respond to the chorus of criticism that erupted when the plan was announced.