If someone is caught putting cocaine in a child’s snack pack, they go to
jail, as it should be. Yet an entire industry has been hiding copious amounts
of highly addictive, poisonous sugar in our food. It may sound outlandish, but
it’s true: for years, Big Sugar has been actively working to get Americans
addicted to sugar, which is more addictive than cocaine—and not just through
traditionally sweet items like candy. Now, foods that masquerade as health
foods—low-fat yogurt, sports drinks, and many others—are loaded with sugar, and
it’s making us drug-addicted and obese. Big Sugar can get away with this in
large part because they can obscure the amount of sugar in a product by listing
it in grams, rather than a more relatable measurement like teaspoons.
Consider these examples of hidden sugar:
Due to the numerous negative health effects associated with a diet high in
sugar, it's time for Congress to stop allowing Big Sugar to hide the sugar
content of their food.
Write to Congress and the FDA and tell them to change the way sugar is
labeled, from grams to teaspoons.
Please change the way sugar is labeled
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]