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Doctors Lash Out at Australia’s “Scam” Sugar Reduction Plan

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The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has been hounding the government to come up with a coherent plan for reducing sugar consumption in the country, which suffers from rapidly increasing rates of obesity. According to a 2015 study, 28…

The Food Industry’s New Plot to Cut the Cost of Sugar

Current Events, News

A war is on between sugar farmers and their corporate buyers in the food and beverage industries. The U.S. food industry is turning against its sugar suppliers and attempting to abolish the Depression-era subsidies, price supports, and import…

Sugar Prices to Fall in Europe as Domestic Production Surges

Current Events, News

In a recent article, I discussed the European Union’s deregulation of the sugar market at the end of last year, when it abolished decades-old price floors, tariffs, and quotas. The move allowed larger sugar producers in Europe to…

Britain’s Innovative Soda Tax Forces Companies to Cut Sugar

Current Events, News

Britain’s comprehensive and controversial new tax on sugary drinks took effect this month, scorned by the beverage industry and lauded by health experts as the most progressive tax of its kind. While certainly not the first effort by…

New Soda Taxes Mean New Strategies For Industry Lobby

Current Events, News

The idea of a tax on soda has been making its way into the legislatures of many American cities. After an expensive showdown a few years ago in Berkeley, in which grassroots activists trounced the multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts…

Blueberry Muffin Survey Reveals the Frightening Level of Sugar in our Snacks

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Faced with the wide variety of pastries sold at morning coffee shops, bakeries, and Dunkin Donuts, many people turn to muffins as a safe and relatively healthy breakfast. A new study, however, targets the variety of blueberry muffins…

Sugar Prices Set to Fall after EU Abolishes Quotas

Current Events, News

European countries have made considerable efforts in the past several years to curb sugar consumption, faced, like many other areas of the world, with high rates of obesity. France, for example, was one of the first in the…

A Global Sugar Surplus: Causes and Consequences

Current Events, News

In recent years, there have been a variety of efforts in countries around the world to slow public sugar consumption in an attempt to ward off obesity and obesity-related diseases. These efforts have taken the form of direct…

“Harvest Boxes” Force Added Sugar and Salt on Low-Income Americans

Current Events, News

One aspect in particular of the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal has the internet reeling: its proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The current program offers prepaid cards, topped up weekly by the federal government,…

Food Deserts: Where Sugar, and Processed Food, is King

Current Events, News

“Food deserts” are defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as areas of the country, usually impoverished, without ready access to healthy food.1 This does not mean, however, that these populations have zero access to food whatsoever; instead,…

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