As we previously mentioned, New York City is planning to ban oversized sodas and sugary beverages.
Anything above 16 ounces will be illegal to sell if the measure passes.
Many beverage and fast-food companies are very upset about this ban and even heavy hitters like Coca-Cola are worried and are calling for citizens to rally against the ban.
Coke released a statement, saying:
"The people of New York City are much smarter than the New York City Health Department believes. We are transparent with our consumers. They can see exactly how many calories are in every beverage we serve. New Yorkers expect and deserve better than this. They can make their own choices about the beverages they purchase. We hope New Yorkers loudly voice their disapproval about this arbitrary mandate."
Well if anyone is going to be loud, it'll be New Yorkers!
And we mean that in the most bestest way possible!
McDonalds chimed in:
"Public health issues cannot be effectively addressed through a narrowly-focused and misguided ban. This is a complex topic, and one that requires a more collaborative and comprehensive approach. McDonald's takes the well-being of our customers very seriously, and we continue to work, along with our supplier partners, to be part of the solution."
We think they're trying to make it seem like NYC is infringing on the public's personal freedoms.
But c'mon, you guys. These are giant corporations talking. They clearly have only one goal. To make as much money as possible.
Yes, they want to please their customers, because a happy customer will continue to give them money.
They don't actually care about your health. They'd sell 120 ounce sodas to toddlers if the price was right.
Maybe that last part isn't true but at least New York is looking out for public health.
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