Wednesday, October 10, 2007
First Big Tobacco and Big Oil, now Big Sugar
Bottled water is causing all manner of social ills, the bubbles in shampoo cause cancer, and now I find out that sugar is evil and always has been. This is an excellent documentary called Big Sugar from CBC.
Did you know that there are doctors working for the sugar companies that deny there is any conclusive proof that sugar leads to obesity, diabetes, or cavities. They're like the doctors and scientists the tobacco and oil companies paid to say there was no conclusive evidence linking cigarette smoke and lung cancer, no link between the burning of fossil fuels and global warming. Of course some of those folks turned out to be the very same people.
This link was posted in the comments and contains a pretty concise list of why sugar is so bad for us. The cartoon was from the CBG Network which is some coalition against Bayer, the people who made my children's aspirins.