New York, NY-- Coca-Cola is fighting back after New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg announced his proposed ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.
The world's largest soft-drink maker believes that Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban will not help fight obesity. In fact, the company said that drinking sugary sodas is not connected to childhood obesity problems.
According to Coca-Cola's logic, the intake of sugar from drinks fell 39% from 1999-2010. During the same time, Coke says the percentage of obese kids rose 13% and the percentage of obese adults rose 7%.
Coke also released a statement that said every coke consumer can see exactly how much sugar is in each beverage, as displayed on their packaging. They believe New Yorkers and everyone else should make their own choices on how much soda we drink.
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