WATCH: Jonathan Waxman Endorses Bloomberg’s Soda Ban
On CBS This Morning, Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto taught Mo Rocca how to make a delicious roast chicken (use a quality chicken, season simply with salt and pepper, and baste every 5 minutes). In return, Rocca asked him to weigh in on the recent and controversial potential ban on large sodas by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Waxman, who is a father of three and teaches children the importance of eating healthy in public schools, spoke first about his own experiences: “I make soda myself. Fresh orange juice and soda water. Most people don’t do that any more. When I was a kid, that’s how we made soda — we were too poor to do anything else.” (Dude, that’s the cheaper version of Orangina! No one wants to pay $3.50 for what you can do at home for ten cents.)
“But do you think the ban’s a good idea?” pressed Gayle King.
“You know, I’d rather have people do it on their own,” Waxman said tentatively, “but if people need a road sign — why not?”
Watch him explain his reasoning below, while Rocca titters in the background over the thought of an authoritarian state run by “Nanny Bloomberg.”