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Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Ciggies and Booze?

 

courtesy of SugarStacks.com

 

Should sugar be regulated like other 'drugs' we can so easily get our hands on if we want? This was all over the news last week and I thought I should offer my view. It may surprise many but hear me out on this.

The argument in favour goes like this:

"Sugar poses enough health risks that it should be considered a controlled substance just like alcohol and tobacco, contend a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)". Read the full Times article here.

I opted out of going on to the mainstream news to discuss this because what I really wanted to say isn't what the peeps over in mainstream generally smile upon. Understandably- as it tends to offend a lot of advertisers. Since I don't allow advertisers that I think are part of the problem to advertise, I have no one to please but you, my mom and my dad.

So- here are my thoughts.

Question Of the Day: Should sugar consumption be regulated?

Comment below or tweet your thoughts to me!

And here some other posts I've written about that addictive devil.

6 Responses to “Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Ciggies and Booze?”

  1. Anita Alvarez said… February 7, 2012
    I totally agree, Meghan. Let's require that food producers be transparent. Why is this so hard to do??? And people should take a little more responsibility with regards to what they put in their mouths. Well said!
  2. I think you hit the nail right on the head here! My thoughts exactly- great video response! xo K
  3. Totally agree! Unsneaky labeling is the key! And eating food that doesn't need labels :)
  4. Gabby Ouimet said… February 7, 2012
    Excellent video, I completely agree! Let's advocate for responsibility at the corporation and consumer level :)
  5. Amy B said… February 7, 2012
    Well said! I am on the same page completely! Producers should be responsible to the consumers to let them know exactly what they are eating.
  6. Karen said… February 7, 2012
    Totally agree with you. I try very hard to stay away form sugar but I love my sweets. I can at least control how much I use!! So getting after the companies and not subsidising is the way to go.

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