Food in the News: NYC Soda Ban

While tuning in to CNN the other day, I learned of a possible "NYC Soda Ban" that Mayor Bloomberg was attempting to pass in an attempt to slow down the high obesity stats. It appears, however, his efforts have since been overturned.

I am not and have never really been a huge fan of soda. Every once in a while I will crave a Sprite or Ginger Ale, but that is very rare.

What are your thoughts? Is this worth taking a closer look? Even though I do not drink soda's or "pop" as I've called it growing up in the Midwest, I think that people should have the freedom to choose, but also become aware of the risks associated with consumption.