Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill. Proud of being obese, that's the American South! (I had a co-worker from Brazil and one from Argentina that I spent time with in Atlanta, they described the people there as "bacon people", and that wasn't a compliment.)
Rep. Gregory Holloway, a Democrat, ushered the popular bill through the state House. He says the goal is to create consistency in nutrition laws across the state. "We don't want local municipalities experimenting with labeling of foods and any organic agenda. We want that authority to rest with the legislature," Holloway says.