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Posted 6 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Express Your Views on Junk Food Laws [Poll]

Snacking on unhealthy foods is a known cause of obesity. The Harvard School of Public Health reports the U.S. spent $190 billion on obesity-related healthcare expenses in 2005. Similar to alcohol or tobacco, should there be regulations on junk food? The trend seems to say “no.” North Carolina recently passed a law barring obesity lawsuits against snack food makers. Plus, an appellate court ended New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg efforts to limit the sale of sodas to 16 ounces, …

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Monster Energy Offers Caffeine Math in Response to Report

Already under the microscope in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teen who died after drinking two cans of its energy drink, Monster Beverage Corporation is taking a report by the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) personally.    DAWN Sounds the Alarm The DAWN report, issued Jan. 10 and titled “Update on Emergency Department Visits Involving Energy Drinks: A Continuing Public Health Concern,” says that “medical and behavioral consequences can result from excessive caffeine intake.” DAWN is a …

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