Those fleeing New York City to Washington D.C. — a land rich and flowing with carbonation and high-fructose corn syrup — could someday lose their refuge at the southern end of the Acela corridor. Washington City Paper’s Will Sommer reports:
If most of the candidates for an at-large D.C. Council seat get their way, a New York-style ban on large sodas could be in Washington’s future. When asked at the Ward 3 Democrats debate last night, a majority of the seven candidates said they supported enacting a ban in the District on sodas larger than 16 ounces, similar to the one introduced by New York’s Michael Bloomberg.
When it comes to soda-shaming, D.C. Democrats apparently don’t like being outdone.