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Sugar is ´the new tobacco´:
Health chiefs tell food giants
to slash levels by a third

Daily Mail [UK], by Sean Poulter

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/8/2014 10:58:16 PM

Food giants are being told to cut the amount of sugar they use because it has become the ‘new tobacco’. Doctors and academics say levels must be reduced by up to 30 percent to halt a wave of disease and death. They found that even zero-fat yoghurts can contain five teaspoons of sugar, while a can of Heinz tomato soup has four. The equivalent of 11 teaspoons are found in a small Starbucks caramel Frappuccino with whipped cream. A Mars bar has eight. [Snip] ‘Everywhere, sugary drinks and junk foods are now pressed on unsuspecting parents and children by a cynical industry

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/8/2014 11:09:25 PM     (No. 9685271)

Give me a break.

We have real problems in this world. This is not one of them!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/8/2014 11:53:42 PM     (No. 9685289)

That should cause everyone to be a sour puss.
The insanity has crossed the pond.

Shouldn´t we ban lobster with butter and wagyu beef to save some people from gout and wide rears ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono, 1/9/2014 12:12:20 AM     (No. 9685303)

How about telling food giants to slash the levels of rat feces by a third, instead? How about letting people make their own dietary choices and letting the consumer pressures built-into the market economy regulate the food giants´ choice of products and recipes?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/9/2014 12:44:43 AM     (No. 9685319)

I love sugar and real butter, and it is at the heart of my pursuit of happiness. So it is my right to consume it as much or as little as I choose.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nightvision, 1/9/2014 12:50:04 AM     (No. 9685321)

"We must particularly protect children from this public health hazard and the food industry needs to immediately reduce the amount of sugar that they are adding, particularly to children’s foods, and stop targeting children with massive advertising for high calorie snacks and soft drinks."

What nonsense.
I always assumed that this is why kids have parents.




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Reply 6 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 1/9/2014 12:52:34 AM     (No. 9685323)

I´d almost support this move--not for health, but for TASTE!

Everything is sweet today. Sugar has replaced flavor in so many foods, drinks and snacks.

Little Debbie´s are made in my home town; grew up on them. Now, every product they make tastes the same. I challenge anyone, eyes closed, to taste the difference between any of their products, whether they´re apple, pumpkin, chocolate, or nut flavored. They´ve all become sweet and flavorless.

Walmart offers a "No Sugar Added" apple juice (about 28 grams sugar) and a "Light" apple juice (about 14 grams) and guess which one tastes more like apples?

But don´t regulate it out--just cut the sugar subsidies and let consumers re-discover flavor. The free market would fix this if politicians would quit "protecting" domestic sugar and corn syrup producers.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/9/2014 2:46:00 AM     (No. 9685356)

Back in 2009 there was an article about a new sugar substitute that Michelle was financially backing... Located somewhere in the SE. It freaked me out because the company had "bio-science" in its name.

I mention this as it is seriously important that the FDA is not allowed to provide the sugar substitute to major food suppliers, as we´ll never know what´s in it.

I went back to regular brown sugar after reading it... but now all pkgd. foods are at risk.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: steveW, 1/9/2014 2:51:12 AM     (No. 9685360)

We call them the Food Nazis. Soon, we can just drop the word "food" from that label.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sw penn, 1/9/2014 3:04:25 AM     (No. 9685371)

Yeah, Big Government

One food tube.
It has "FOOD" on the outside of it.
Limit three per day.
Dispensed from a networked refrigerator.

One drink bottle.
It has "DRINK" on the outside of it.
Limit six per day.
Dispensed from the same networked refrigerator.

One car.
You are not permitted to drive it.

It´s a Zil.
You don´t want to.

One color.
Grey.

It´s your favorite.
Isn´t socialism wonderful today?
Just like yesterday.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/9/2014 4:09:51 AM     (No. 9685385)

Of COURSE you can kill your unborn baby! It is YOUR RIGHT, it is YOUR BODY! The Government has NO BUSINESS telling you what you can or can´t do with YOUR BODY! (Unless you´re planning on drinking a soda, or eating a cookie, or fois gras, or using salt or transfats....)

Time to TELL MICHELLE TO GO TO HELL!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/9/2014 4:22:36 AM     (No. 9685387)

3 out of 4 kids aren´t physically fit so MO´s let´s move is and was a colossal failure but the added SEIU workers are laughing all the way to the bank

The left always has to be conducting a war on something to justify their existence.I´m wiling to conceded an over abundance of sugar isn´t a good idea but it´s also not the obesity demon the tries to make it out to be.

Every day 1000´s of lbs.of food are thrown away because school kids don´t want it but never mind the left learning from mistakes,they never do.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/9/2014 4:24:58 AM     (No. 9685388)

Please explain to me the role of government as laid out in the United States Constitution. This government is tyrannical all in the name of helping us. Enough already. The government is sucking the very life out of us. Americans are a free people not some mind numbed drones who meekly follow government dictates. Does no one understand that with each government oversight, we lose a little more freedom? Government does not care for you and does not have your best interests at heart. Government is created and driven by power and control. It is not some benevolent deity come to provide for you. It is a vehicle to control the masses.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Shucky, 1/9/2014 5:05:18 AM     (No. 9685406)

Leftist control freaks strike again!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/9/2014 6:38:14 AM     (No. 9685453)

First they came for my ladders, baby beds, cigarettes, clunker cars, 32 oz. drinks ..... on and on ad nauseum .... and now they want my sugar.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 1/9/2014 7:44:17 AM     (No. 9685534)

We told you so!

(Signed) everyone who ever smoked

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/9/2014 8:15:22 AM     (No. 9685567)

Some of you didn´t really read the article. It´s in a British newspaper, quoting British scientists and researchers and directed at British consumers. The FDA isn´t involved and, much as I hate to defend her, neither is Michelle Obama. The "Health chiefs" in the headline are British, plus one Canadian.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/9/2014 8:48:14 AM     (No. 9685619)

Seems to me that when different sugar substitutes started to appear, more pregnant women took to drinking diet soda..perhaps their children have a backlash from lack of sugar. All things in moderation..yes, too much sugar is added to things..don´t eat or drink them on a daily basis. Avoid chemical sweetners. Walk more. Encourage kids to be active.
Avoid government intervention in daily life.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/9/2014 8:53:30 AM     (No. 9685627)

Does ´second hand sugar´ make me look fat?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/9/2014 8:56:13 AM     (No. 9685633)

Perhaps the best solution is to slash health chiefs by 100%. They are about as useful as weathermen.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/9/2014 4:21:40 PM     (No. 9686178)

#16, FTA, emphasis provided:

Professor Capewell is part of a new US-UK campaign group – Action on Sugar – that says asking firms to make voluntary changes has failed.

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. . . chairman of Action on Sugar, said: ‘We must now tackle the obesity epidemic both in the UK and worldwide.

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Professor Shrinath Reddy, a cardiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and member of the WHO panel of experts, disputed this conclusion.

He said there was ‘overwhelming evidence coming out about sugar-sweetened beverages and other sugar consumption links to obesity, diabetes and even cardiovascular disease’.

Yoni Freedhoff, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa, said sugar needed again to become an occasional treat rather than a regular ‘crutch’.


So it´s not just the UK and Canada--the anti-sugar group is US/UK-led and its target is "worldwide."

Btw, the Mail works hard to provide US news for US readers. Because of its hard work over the last few years, the Mail has clearly outshone the New York Times as the most read newspaper site in the world.

For that one factor, I am extremely grateful!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/9/2014 4:42:16 PM     (No. 9686191)

That sugar is going to mess everyone up ... so here, have some marijuana ... /s

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