Nanny Bloomberg’s on the job,
Mexico Proposes Tax on Sugary Beverages
Bill Aims to Contain Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics (emphasis added)
The sugar content of carbonated soda has received heaps of attention in Mexico recently, following a public awareness campaign funded in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the umbrella organization for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable activities. An initiative in the Senate called for a 20% tax on soda.
Well, if Bloomberg’s really that interested in blood sugar levels, is he going to push for a tax on fruit juices?
Coca Cola has a glycemic index of 63 and a glycemic load of 16. Unsweetened orange juice has a glycemic index of 50 and a glycemic load of 12. Both are going to give you a sugar high. While juice contains vitamins, your body can’t tell where that sugar’s coming from – both affect your blood sugar and insulin levels.
So, tax the public, El Bloombito.
Dip el apple en los honeyo, estan yummyo en mi tummyo!
— Miguel Bloombito (@ElBloombito) September 4, 2013