Skip to comments.Looking at Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Through a Doughnut Hole
Posted on 06/02/2012 3:28:24 PM PDT by neverdem
Hey, let me have one of those suckers.
Can I get two? One for Mom.
Awesome, this really does the trick.
So, yes, people were scooping up free doughnuts with vigor outside Madison Square Park on Friday morning. It was, after all, National Donut Day, the 75th annual celebration of the confection, and Entenmanns, the big sweet goods maker, had some 7,500 of its iconic Rich Frosted doughnuts available for the taking.
The Salvation Army, which started the whole thing in 1938 to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I, was on hand too, furnishing coffee.
There were children in strollers and people with canes and a man with his American water spaniel all of them grabbing doughnuts and shoveling them in.
As things go, from the perspective of one particular New Yorker, this was not the most propitious time for the celebration to roll along.
Only the day before, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had declared his intention to ban sugared plus-size sodas at many outlets to help fight obesity. And yet he had also proclaimed Friday NYC Donut Day. The handsome proclamation was right there to see, perched on an easel beside a box of four very plus-size demonstration doughnuts that Entenmanns had produced for the occasion (they were actually made of bagel dough so they wouldnt fall apart).
The regular-size Entenmanns doughnuts each contain 280 calories, 170 of them from fat, appreciably more fat calories than in many of the gargantuan beverages the mayor has targeted.
If this juxtaposition seemed, well, odd, the mayor was reminded of it, quite emphatically, when he showed up on Friday morning on the Today show to promote his antisoda plan, only to have the host Matt Lauer give him the business about saying no to big sodas...
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When you Google fructose triglyceride lipogenesis you'll get "about 463,000 results." HFCS in soft drinks has been suspected long enough. It was introduced in the early 1970s. Since then our obesity epidemic has taken off. It's high time for a couple of population studies of sucrose, i.e. table sugar, sweetened soft drinks versus HFCS-55 sweetened soft drinks.
Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) was first reported in 1983. It is currently the primary form of liver disease among children. NAFLD has been associated with the metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of risk factors that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Studies have demonstrated that abdominal obesity and insulin-resistance in particular are thought to be key contributors to the development of NAFLD./a>
I’ve noticed that sucrose versions of pop are more satisfying than HFCS versions. The extra helping of fructose in HFCS, is it of itself enough to generate the fat found in modern obesity? I’d think any whammy would have to be double to really have an impact — that HFCS has less power than sucrose to bring about a sense of satiety.
This isn't sugar regulation.
How much will it take for people to finally see it for what it is?
But it’s tyranny for our own good.
Yep, and the next candidate for NYC mayor just has to campaign on sugar regulation and a mandate to wear a safety harness whenever eating sugar and THEY will win by a landslide!
I hope Bloomberg becomes a verb in the lexicon. “I went to the drive in the other night and I wanted a large drink but I got bloomberged. They only had 10 ounce drinks.”
It just keeps getting weirder. They’re running out of “good” stuff to control. Next up.. mandatory portion control and excercise on electric generated treadmills.
With 15 minutes of sunlight a day..anymore is harmful.
electric genorating that is.
Yep, I can see all the health clubs and treadmills
in the country hooked up to the grid.
Have you done your part today Citizen?
Is it getting dim in here or is it just me?
It’s just you, rest period is over, back on
the treadmill, citizen.
Think they’ll be able to tell if it’s my dog on the treadmill instead of me?
That’s easy, if it’s putting out electricity,
it’s the dog.
Here’s an idea, why not declare meat, HFCS, and tobacco controlled substances and be done with it? Prohibition worked real well didn’t it?/s I could just see the gang bangers trafficing in Big Macs, Marlboros, Super-sized Slurpees, etc.
Bump to Liberal idiocy.