Diabetes experts tell G20 to tax sugar to save lives and money


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“It is, of course, more difficult with sugar because whilst people can live entirely without tobacco, they can’t live entirely without sugar - but humans can live without added sugars.”

Tax the companies for the "added sugar" in their products then.

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France, have already experimented with different variations of sugar taxation but there are considerable political obstacles, as well as resistance from the food industry.

Exactly. This week again the French MPs have voted against a project to tax sweetened drinks like sodas. The lobby seems to have bought them.

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It's not ordinary sugar that is the problem but corn syrup which is used in everything now. 50 years ago, sugar is all we had and there were no health problems especially then.

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The largest number of diabetics in the world now live in China.

Is that surprising, considering it has a huge population?

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Sugar is linked to cancer. That's the fact.

The average JOE consumed only 5 pounds of sugar yearly instead of the 170 pounds we ingest today. It has become increasingly evident that the sugar we consume is killing us.

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