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Bloomberg Plans a Ban on Large Sugared Drinks

Bloomberg Plans a Ban on Large Sugared Drinks | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
This is an unbiased article on how the soda ban in New York City is a BIG DEAL. Obesety is a nationwide problem and Bloomberg is standing up to large sodas to decrease the amount of obesity in the nation. "Your argument, I guess, could be that it’s a little less convenient to have to carry two 16-ounce drinks to your seat in the movie theater rather than one 32 ounce," Bloomberg said in a sarcastic tone.

There were two people who got interviewed that had different opinions, “I think it’s a good idea,” said Sara Gochenauer, 21, a personal assistant from the Upper West Side. Soda, she said, “rots your teeth,” and “If people want to drink 24 ounces, it’s their decision,” said Zara Atal, 20, a college student from the Upper East Side. This decision is a big one in New York City and many people are waiting to see how this decision turns out.
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gobsmackedmumble's comment, July 1, 2015 6:32 AM
Thats superb
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NYC’s “Ban” On Soda

NYC’s “Ban” On Soda | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
This is an unbiased article on the New York City soda ban. The article talks about how the ban has made a lot of people mad, but technically the ban is just a decrease in the serving size since it's not banning soda completely.

It says that this ban may be able to help decrease obesesity problems in New York, because over half of New York's adults are obese. Also, it gives links to other articles about the New York City soda ban if people are interested in learning more about the topic.
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Ban or Bully?

Ban or Bully? | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
This is an article that states why the ban is a BAD IDEA. The main idea of this article is that a citzen in America has rights to do what they want. Sydney Anne Stone is a citzen of New York City and argues that she is an adult and has a right to drink soda.

"I have nothing against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, however, when any government official tells me what to do with my body, we begin to have a problem," says Sydney Anne Stone. This gives you a taste of what a citzen in New York City thinks about the ban.
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crazedmummy's comment, December 15, 2012 4:26 PM
The government already tells us what we can't do with our bodies. Basically, anything that we all have to pay for has to be governed. It's not fair that one person gets to behave badly, and then take money from everyone else to indulge themselves. There is a editorial in Nature this week that points out it is specific sugars that contribute to obesity. Including the sugars in fruit juice.
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Passage of New York soda ban disappoints restaurant industry leaders.

Passage of New York soda ban disappoints restaurant industry leaders. | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
"Passage of New York Soda Ban Disappoints Restaurant Industry Leaders" explains why the New York city soda ban is a BAD IDEA. It is very convincing to me because it uses very persuading star statments to inform readers that this is a bad idea.

For example Joy Dubost, director of nutrition and healthy living for the NRA states that there is noscientific support that the ban will impact obeseity rates, and that people can buy any-sized bererage from a convenience store since the ban doesn't affect them.

Another star statement was made by Andrew Moesel, the spokesperson for New York State Restuarant Association said that after 38,000 residents shared their input on the ban the mayor continued with his plan for the ban without taking any other opinions into consideration.
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crazedmummy's comment, December 15, 2012 4:23 PM
Restaurants can also give people free unlimited refills in a 16 oz. glass, as I read in one of your other articles. And the servers are more likelyt o get a bigger tip, because they give more service.
Cynthia Simpson's comment, December 18, 2012 7:35 AM
I love your noting the bias of each of your sources. I wish you had given some views from the soda industry, just to see their point of view.
The Gnomes's comment, December 19, 2012 8:11 AM
Thanks for checking out our post... Here is a link about what the soda industry thinks. http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/13228-soda-industry-sues-nyc-over-supersized-soda-ban
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No Big Deal

No Big Deal | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
This is a biased cartoon describing how the New York City soda ban is a BAD IDEA. The boy in the cartoon thinks the ban is no big deal because he just got two sixteen-ounce sodas instead of one thirty-two ounce soda. He did this because the ban only allows sixteen ounce sodas or less.
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I'm too fat!

I'm too fat! | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
This is biased cartoon about how the New York City soda ban is a GOOD IDEA. It explains how some NYC citizens can't stand up against the ban because of their physical shape. The man in the cartoon can't literally stand up (against the ban). The author definitely is in favor of the ban thinking that it will cut down on obesity problems.
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Goodbye, Big Drinks | TIME For Kids

Goodbye, Big Drinks | TIME For Kids | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
Goodbye, Big Drinks is an unbiased article about the NYC soda ban. This article is helpful because it is easy to read since it is Time For Kids. Goodbye, Big Drinks explains how the soda ban has a positive effect on New York City and a negative effect.

This article is cool because there is a poll at the bottom of the article where kids can vote on what they think. In conclusion, the New York City soda ban is making a big impact on NYC.
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EdTechSandyK's comment, December 18, 2012 8:33 PM
I agree that this article presents both sides of the issue and is easy to read. The poll and its results are also interesting. Nice choice for your article collection, Gnomes!
animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:02 PM
fantastic
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Bloomberg's soda ban to go before NYC health board

Bloomberg's soda ban to go before NYC health board | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
This is an unbiased article describing the New York City soda ban. The article describes how the ban would not allow sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.

It also explains how the ban would help decrease obeseity rates, since 56% of New Yorkers are over weight or obese. Also, this article includes a poll that shows that 53% of the reponders say that this is too much state involvement in personal lives, and 42% say that this would be a good, healthy policy. Although, if your a diet soda fan you don't have to worry about the ban at all.
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pearfriday's comment, June 4, 2015 6:16 AM
Thats outstanding...
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NYC's Soda Ban Is A Good Idea, But A Tax Would Be Better

NYC's Soda Ban Is A Good Idea, But A Tax Would Be Better | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it

This is a biased article on why the ban is a GOOD IDEA. Nathan Sadeghi-Nejad, the editor, says the ban is a good idea because obesity has been a massive problem in the US and someone needs to stand up to it.


He says that sugary drinks have "empty calories" that have no nutritional benefit; He also thinks that soda tax would be a good idea because the customers would pay more to help the economy, but politics have ruined that plan.


This article says it is a good idea because it will decrease the amount of obese citzens in the US.

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Are you Pouring on the Pounds?

This is a biased video on how the soda ban in New York City is a GOOD IDEA. It was made by the New York City Department of Health and it shows a man who is supposed to be drinking a glass full of fat to show the amount of fat that you can add to your body if you drink one can of soda a day.

It has some convincing statistics in it about the number of pounds you would gain every year just by drinking one can of sugary drinks a day. I think what is most convincing is how gross the commercial is. It will really catch people's attention.

And I think we can trust it because it comes from the health department. Since the health department knows about fat/calories, has studied food for their whole life, and finally has the knowledge that we don't have about food, we should trust them.

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Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's comment, December 16, 2012 9:04 AM
This is - trust or no - a powerful image to put in the most powerful visual spot on your ScoopIt page. Do you think it reflects your bias? Consider that you can manipulate the placement of you Scoops to influence your readers/viewers. Nicely done, but I am missing input from the soda industry... Also, it would be interesting if you included in your comments questions that the articles raised for you, the researchers.
The Gnomes's comment, December 19, 2012 9:49 AM
Thank you for your thoughtful comment. We are going to write about the soda industries point of view. I think that from now on, we will include personal questions about the articles. Before we start writing about the soda industries point of view, you can check out the website at http://bit.ly/PDg8G3.
pearfriday's comment, June 4, 2015 6:17 AM
It's great..
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Why I support the New York City soda ban.

Why I support the New York City soda ban. | NYC Soda Ban | Scoop.it
This is a biased article about how the New York city soda ban is a GOOD IDEA. The main idea of this article is that since drinks don't fill you up like food does even when you are getting the same calories, humans drink more that they should because they don't feel "full".

This amount of calories leads to making people obese. The author feels that this ban will force people to buy two drinks if they want more, and since people will not want to spend the money, they will not drink it and this will lead to less obesity.

Also the writer explains how when people become obese they get bad diseases like diabetes.
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crazedmummy's comment, December 15, 2012 4:30 PM
The sellers could decide to charge people less for soda. Or, once peopel fid out that it costs only 2 cents for a restaurant to supply a glass of soda, they might decide to drink water instead, just ebcuase they don't want to give the restaurant the 98% markup. Good summary of the article.