Dear Surgeon General: We're Fed Up, Let's Act on Sugar

July 1, 2014 3:12 PM

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Dear Surgeon General: We're Fed Up, Let's Act on Sugar

When I was a child, I would read the ingredients on food packages. Nearly every package I picked up began with the same ingredient. "What's high fructose corn syrup?" I asked my Mom. "I don't know," my mom said, "but we could certainly get rich from selling it. It's in everything!"

Nowadays, most people recognize HFCS as sugar. And increasingly the public knows that sugar--whether from corn or from cane and beets--is bad for our health. But HFCS, and other sweeteners, are still in (almost) everything. Studies increasingly point to sugar overconsumption as a major contributing ...

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