21 April, 2003

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Move over, tobacco industry. Here comes something sweeter.

The sugar industry in the US is threatening to bring the World Health Organisation to its knees by demanding that Congress end its funding unless the WHO scraps guidelines on healthy eating, due to be published on Wednesday.


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.


  1. The report, Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, has already been heavily criticised by the soft drinks industry, whose members sell virtually everywhere in the world, including developing countries where malnutrition is beginning to coexist with the obesity common in affluent countries.That's my favorite. So we're accelerating their progressing from malnutrition and under-weight to malnutrition and overweight. God Bless America.

  2. i like this quote:"...the food industry seems to have a much greater influence on the Bush government".there's no need for "industry" to have a modifier.