BLOOMBERG SPEAKS: New York City’s May Michael Bloomberg has driven his share of foodservice controversies, from his initatives to curb sodium content in restaurant food, to reuiring calorie posting in city restaurants and his latest ban on supersized soft drinks.
While many call such efforts just the latest examples of “nanny state regulation gone wild,” there is another side to his rationale. With an extended interview in its November issue--"Mike Bloomberg Knows What's Good for You"-- Atlantic magazine contributor James Bennett interviews hizonor and quizzes him on these subjects as well as a host of others, from his opinion of President Barack Obama to his philosophy of leadership.
This piece makes interesting reading for those of us in onsite foodservice, where the push and pull of encouraging better nutrition, customer satisfaction and a wide variety of meal choices often have inherent conflicts. You can browse the interview at http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/11/the-bloomberg-way/309136/