Is this fruit the next big sugar replacement that gives the sweet hit without the nasty side effects?.
(ed:..the other day i picked up a brand of pasta sauce i used to buy/consume – and i read the label…
..this muck has over 30 grams of sugar in it..(!)..f.f.s..!..
..when are these food/drink manufacturer ‘cowboys’ going to be stopped from using their products as a sugar-addiction delivery-vehicle..?
..and the only way to achieve this is to set maximum levels of sugar allowed in any food/drink product..(as they say) it ain’t bloody rocket-science..eh..?
..and could the solution proffered by annette king/the labour party – of some pissant tiny tax on fizzy drinks..how could that be more an example of offering to do s.f.a/pissing into the wind/incrementalism on steroids…?
(as an aside: if the nz labour party has moved on at all from (that benighted/failed experiment in capitalism) neoliberalism – it has been to lurch into incrementalism – which really helps nobody – and this fizzy drink tax could not be more of a stellar example of that incrementalism in action..(meh..!)
..king/labours’ solution will do absolutely nothing to solve childhood/adult obesity etc….and for king to trumpet this tiny tax on only fizzy drinks as labours’ ‘fix’ – is naught but a sick joke..)
A new day and a new study shows that excessive sugar consumption – specifically the sugar fructose – is worse than shooting drugs.
In this instance it was linked to a rise in metabolic disease worldwide.
Not that the food industry is too fussed.
There were those pesky revelations that 50 years ago the sugar industry paid Harvard scientists for research that downplayed sugar’s role in heart disease and these days food manufacturers are cunning in the ways they mask the sugar content in foods.
The sugar problem has spawned the rise in popularity of ‘healthier’ alternatives like coconut sugar – rice malt syrup and dates.