Dr. Oz Discusses An Energy Drink Ban With Mayor Bloomberg and Whether The Government Has The Rights to Pose This Ban
Today (March 26, 2013) Dr. Oz invited Mayor Michael Bloomberg (of New York City) about the governments role and whether they have the right to pose a ban on sugary drinks. Will this set a precedent which will lead to other restrictions when it comes to our freedom of choice when it comes to our diet. Does America as a whole need such restrictions to save ourselves from the growing obesity problem in this country or is banning sugary drinks to an intrusion on our constitutional rights as consumers.
March 26, 2013 poses to be a hot debate topic and is sure to generate some heated discussions on both sides of the debate. Some people believe that the Government does not have a right to interfere with the food (or drinks) that we put on our table. Many people feel it should be our choice to put whatever we want into our bodies without any sort of restrictions. Others feel that since Americans as a whole has proven (through obesity) that if we can’t make healthy decisions for ourselves and for other members of our families then the Government should step in to restrict foods or drinks that may be harmful to our health. What do you think? Leave a comment below to chime in this controversial topic.
Update : The show has been aired and here are the segments that were featured on today’s show :
- Are Energy Drinks Harmful To Children
- Soda Pop Ban In New York City
- How To Avoid GMO Foods and Genetically Modified Food Labeling
Are Energy Drinks Harmful To Children?
On 3-26-2013 Dr. Oz will also be doing a segment on energy drinks and children. He will be inviting on to the show a woman who took on the energy drink industry and their swift response to shut her down. Dr. Oz will be talking about these energy drinks and if there is a reason to be concerned. If you have ever given your child an energy drink, this will definitely be a segment that you will want to watch. So be sure to set your DVR’s to find out what safety issues that you should know about when it comes to energy drinks.
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