New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial efforts to mandate smaller soda sizes in the Big Apple, and thereby limit sugar consumption, battle obesity and the associated health issues that come with it…has been overturned. Derided as arbitrary, a State Supreme Court judge overturned the law, much to the delight of the food service industry and soda aficionados. The city plans to appeal the ruling while those who are against the ban say that besides limiting personal freedom, the soda ban has loopholes that unfairly target street vendors and pizzerias, while letting convenience stores off the hook.

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