Out of all potential Op-Ed pieces, why The Times chose to public Julie Gunlock's piece is puzzling. Her contention is that the government is telling us what to eat. Been there, heard that.
Gunlock need only review the work of Robert Lustig at UC San Francisco to realize that sugar, like alcohol and tobacco, has made us sick. The data do not lie. Although Gunlock is all for healthy choices, the majority of Americans are not. Government intervention is but one piece of the puzzle.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to limit soda size, knowing full well that one can still order two sodas, began a conversation about soft drinks' impact on health. Increasing awareness of sugar's impact on obesity should not be vilified. What is wrong with information?