SOFT DRINK BAN

Why Fruit Juice Is the Real Health Killer

At the time he banned soda drinks, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's boasted, "This is the single biggest step any city, I think, has ever taken to curb obesity." While perhaps true, the billionaire mayor seriously oversold his 16-plus oz. ban, since the bylaw will not affect fruit juices or dairy-based drinks like chocolate milk. Yes, soft drinks are still consumed in too-huge quantities but, at this point, all parents know that they're bad for their kids. Infinitely more insidious, however, is juice.