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Monday, March 11, 2013

LARGE SODA BAN RULED ILLEGAL TODAY IN NYC


Good News! This was my opinion of a 'frivolous' law suit from the outset! Waste of valuable: Time/Energy/$$$. It's a dangerous diversion from the more important issues of the day. And, filled with loopholes. Embarrassing for New Yorkers to have this ill-advised legal action associated with that fine city. - Editor STODDARD'S POV

NYC JUDGE RULES AGAINST MAYOR BLOOMBERG'S ATTEMPTED BAN ON LARGE SODAS SWEETENED WITH THE GENETICALLY-MODIFIED HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP - DAY BEFORE IT WAS TO TAKE EFFECT 

This case was judged fairly today on its Merit ... as it should have been. There is no more scientific evidence showing regular sodas with HFCS, cause more weight gain than diet sodas with Aspartame. Arguing for full disclosure here: there is no more Sugar in a Regular Soda than there is in a Diet Soda w/Aspartame! Regular sodas are sweetened only with the Genetically-Modified artificial sweetener, High Fructose Corn Syrup (aka HFCS.) Please get the Facts straight. This is not a 'win' for the beverage industry any more than it is a proper interpretation of the Law. In that respect, it is a 'win' for all citizens. (Personally, I would've been happy to see such a 'ban' imposed on Aspartame-sweetened foods and beverages, based on an illegal FDA approval process that occurred in the first days of the Reagan Administration. But, that's an issue for another time.) At this time, we are left with no other choice but to agree with this Judge's ruling stated here in a Reuters News Report:

"In his ruling, state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan zeroed in on the loopholes, noting it would only have applied to businesses that are under the purview of the health department, like restaurants.
"It is arbitrary and capricious because it applies to some but not all food establishments in the city, it excludes other beverages that have significantly higher concentrations of sugar sweeteners and/or calories on suspect grounds, and the loopholes inherent in the rule ... serve to gut the purpose of the rule," he wrote.
He also expressed concern that to allow the health board such sweeping authority would "eviscerate" the separation of powers between the executive and the legislature branches of city government."

Point-of-Fact: the so-called Obesity Epidemic had its origins in the early 80s, after FDA approved Aspartame as an artificial sweetener and put a Warning Label on all saccharin products, so Aspartame would have no competition to stand in its way. We are calling this epidemic "Asparbesity," since it has been shown in peer-reviewed medical journals that Aspartame is capable of causing paradoxical 'weight gain' in studies. 

There's plenty of Scientifically documented evidence to support this. It is no longer a theory, it's a scientifically-proven fact, disputed primarily by the PR arm of the Artificial Sweetener Industry. As with cigarettes, there are stacks of studies (funded/sponsored by the Manufacturers) to support the safety of that which in reality is a risky habit - use of a sweetener which is fully 10% Methanol and breaks down into Formaldehyde. 

A canned Diet Soda contains 200 mg of Aspartame and 20 mg of Wood Alcohol. If anything should get banned first - it's sugary-tasting Diet Sodas with Aspartame that trick the body. 

Respectfully,