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Mmmm…. Sugar.

I’ll be very interested to see how this story develops. This the exact same crap the industries in the U.S. try to pull all the time. (Steel Tarriffs? The whole Tobacco Industry in general.)

The industry is furious at the guidelines, which say that sugar should account for no more than 10% of a healthy diet. It claims that the review by international experts which decided on the 10% limit is scientifically flawed, insisting that other evidence indicates that a quarter of our food and drink intake can safely consist of sugar.

“Taxpayers’ dollars should not be used to support misguided, non-science-based reports which do not add to the health and well-being of Americans, much less the rest of the world,” says the letter. “If necessary we will promote and encourage new laws which require future WHO funding to be provided only if the organisation accepts that all reports must be supported by the preponderance of science.”

Americans are some of the most overweight, unhealthy peoples in the world. If we can somehow reverse that trend, if it takes taxpayer money, go for it. In the long run it’ll probably save money as all the sugar-babies won’t end up in the hospital for various ailments in 30 years.

Categories: Politics.