EDITORIAL: Weighing in: In for a penny, in for a pound

At the end of May, New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg proposed a soda ban to limit the amount of sugary drinks citizens can purchase. Within weeks, fast food chain Burger King released their latest dessert, the bacon sundae.

In today’s health-centered economy, these kinds of mixed messages are all too confusing. When you turn on your television and see constant ads encouraging the use of drugs for prevention and treatment of illness, as well as the importance of exercise and nutritious diet, it’s difficult to believe that something like an ice cream treat topped with bacon would even exist. But it does…

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