American Beverage Association Criticizes Boston's Sugary Beverage Ban

The American Beverage Association has opposed Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's plan to extend his sugary beverage ban to all city properties, according to The Boston Herald in Boston, Mass.

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Editor's Insight: The food and beverage industry has little to gain by criticizing government actions when they only affect government facilities. The industry should save its comments for regulations that affect what consumers can buy on private property.

When asked by a reporter to comment on a government policy that only affects government property, industry organizations should reserve comment.

Industry organizations should be cautious in criticizing public officials; it serves no purpose to antagonize them unless there is good reason. 04-11-11 by Elliot Maras