Mississippi Governor Signs 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill


But Mississippi's law goes the furthest. Cities and counties cannot limit portion sizes, require calorie counts on menus or restrict the sale of food based on how it was grown, including products that contain genetically modified crops or meat.

"Leading a healthy lifestyle is important to me, and it is a personal priority of mine to educate Mississippians on the importance of making good health decisions," Bryant said in a statement.

But health advocacy groups insist something must be done to help consumers lighten up. Michael Jacobson, executive director of Center for Science in the Public Interest, said he believed the Mississippi law and others like it are counterproductive.

"If I were a member of the Mississippi legislature, I would be much more concerned with the money the state shells out to treat obesity, diabetes and other soda-related diseases. And I'd save the insults for the playground, not legislation," Jacobson said.

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