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Soda size limit foes question fairness

world Updated: Jan 24, 2013 00:55 IST
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Opponents of New York City’s limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test.

Black and Latino civil rights organisations have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. A hearing is set for Wednesday.

The minority advocacy groups say the soda rule will unduly harm minority businesses and “freedom of choice in low-income communities.”