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  • Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

    09/16/2016 12:03:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 12, 2016 2:58 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents. The analysis published Monday is based on correspondence between a sugar trade group and researchers at Harvard University, and is the latest example showing how food and beverage makers attempt to shape public understanding of nutrition. In 1964, the group now known as the Sugar Association internally discussed a campaign to address “negative attitudes toward sugar” after studies began emerging linking sugar...
  • Governor to Obama in Food Stamp Fight: ‘Wake Up and Smell the Energy Drinks’

    06/27/2016 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage may have considered a proposal to prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy candy and sodas to be a sweet one, but the Obama administration disagrees. The friction between the Republican governor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reignited a debate after the Obama administration denied LePage’s request to put restrictions on what can be purchased with food stamps. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, LePage said: “It’s time for the federal government to wake up and smell the energy drinks.” In an interview with The Daily Signal, LePage’s health...
  • The Secrets of Sugar - The Fifth Estate [You Tube Video]

    06/19/2016 5:32:39 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 99 replies
    CBC News via You Tube ^ | October 3, 2014 | CBC News
    The Secrets of Sugar - The Fifth Estate "We’ve heard for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff may be making more of us fat and sick. In the fifth estate’s season premiere, Gillian Findlay digs into the surprising science — and the reaction from the food industry — to reveal The Secrets of Sugar. Has the sugar industry been hiding an unsavoury truth from consumers? A small but influential group of medical researchers is...
  • Researchers develop method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes

    06/07/2016 11:47:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    6-7-2016 | Provided by: Tohoku University Japan
    The researchers think it is likely that most flowering plants, or angiosperms, contain similar sucrose-susceptible genes, making their “sweetening technology” widely applicable. Credit: Cienpies Design ================================================================================================= Previous research has shown that the sugar sucrose plays a role in controlling key fruit genes involved in sugar metabolism. Efforts to control these genes succeeded in increasing the sugar content in fruit but also resulted in stunted growth. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. When a special...
  • Production of Coke halted in Venezuela for lack of sugar

    05/23/2016 3:32:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    May 23 (Reuters) - The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and looting have become more common amid worsening food shortages, frequent power cuts and the world's highest inflation.
  • Michelle Obama gets her way on nutrition labels

    05/20/2016 9:23:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    politico ^ | May 20, 2016 | HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    First lady Michelle Obama will unveil Friday the country's first update to nutrition labels in more than two decades — a move that helps cement her campaign to encourage Americans to eat healthier. The new Nutrition Facts labels, which will take effect in two years and appear on billions of food packages, for the first time require food companies to list how much sugar they add to their products and suggest a limit for how much added sugar people should consume — two changes vehemently opposed by many food companies. The impact of the rule is difficult to overstate —...
  • Some Republicans not happy with Mike Huckabee's "libido" comments [2014]

    03/31/2016 6:54:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com/ ^ | Jan. 23, 2014 | Susan Walsh
    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Friday touted a year's worth of progress for the GOP since the release of "The Growth and Opportunity Project" last year that recommended changes for Republicans to make in order to reclaim the White House. But comments regarding women's libidos from former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., at the party's winter meeting on Thursday deviated from those recommendations and underscored Priebus' plea for Republicans to improve their tone. "The truth is, the RNC can't do it all. It's up to other committees and, of course, the candidates do their parts, too. But our example...
  • Hawaii's last sugar plantation workers can get federal help

    03/14/2016 8:08:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 10:52 PM EDT | Marina Starleaf Riker
    Workers left without a job when the state’s last sugar plantation closes this year will be able to get financial help. Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. employees who lose their jobs will be able to get money through a federal program to help replace lost wages, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, announced Monday. About 675 Maui residents work for Hawaii’s last sugar plantation, which plans to end sugar operations by the end of 2016. Under the federal program, workers could receive up to $2,000 a month for a year while they’re retrained for a new job. That’s in addition to...
  • New Bill Would Require NYC Restaurants to Post Carb Warnings

    03/10/2016 5:12:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Grub Street ^ | March 9, 2016 10:25 a.m. | Clint Rainey
    Looks like the city is spoiling for a new fight with restaurateurs: A bill being introduced today by Brooklyn city council member Inez Barron would force them to warn customers that foods with too much sugar and carbs are dangerous to people with diabetes. If it’s passed, restaurants would be required to hang a poster created by the Department of Health that spells out the “risks of excessive sugar and other carbohydrate intake for diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals.” Barron says the city has “an obligation” to provide consumers with this information just like it has with calorie counts. …
  • Hawaii's last sugar plantation to stop growing sugar

    01/06/2016 3:16:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2016 6:04 PM EST | Audrey McAvoy
    Hawaii's last sugar plantation is getting out of the sugar-growing business. Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said Wednesday that it will phase out sugar by the end of this year. Its 36,000 acre-Maui plantation will be divided into smaller farms to grow biofuels and food crops. The land will also provide irrigated pasture to local cattle ranchers. ...
  • Nesquik bunny ad banned over ‘great start to the day’ claim

    12/22/2015 6:50:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | December 22, 2015 | Mark Sweney
    An ad for Nesquik hot chocolate featuring a cartoon rabbit has been banned for claiming it gave children a “great start to the day” when in fact it was high in added sugar. NestlĂ© UK ran an ad on Asda’s own-brand milk labels featuring the character stirring a cup of the drink underneath the strapline “For a great start to the day!” The Children’s Food Campaign complained to the Advertising Standards Authority that the promotion, particularly the use of the bunny character and the “great start” claim, encouraged poor nutritional habits in children.
  • Free Trade is Outstanding – But Not All Trade Items Are Created Equal

    12/10/2015 4:47:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Seton Motley
    I am about as huge a free trader as anyone you'll read or meet. Because it is in fact yet another less government issue. The less government gets in the way of peoples trading freely - the better it is for everyone. '"Trade Wars' actually aren't about trade — they are about government trade policy. "If peoples are trading freely, there isn't a 'War' there's commerce. The 'Wars' only happen when governments get involved, placing tariffs, regulations and subsidies in the way of the flow. "It becomes a regulatory arms race. A government imposes another subsidy or tax. So several...
  • Cancer Loves Sugar CBS 60 Minutes April 2012

    11/24/2015 2:21:27 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 155 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 12, 2012 | CBS 60 Minutes
    Sobering report. If you have cancer, you should avoid sugar of any kind. If you don't want cancer, I suggest that you limit your sugar intake. Avoid "high fructose corn syrup", and processed sugars. If you want to lose weight, avoid things that quickly become sugar (white breads, potato, rice, alcohol, etc). Reducing these things has a major impact on your liver and pancreas. Eat lots of green things!
  • Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Richard Johnson About The Fat Switch

    11/16/2015 2:27:01 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 30, 2012 | Mercola
    Natural health physician and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Richard Johnson a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado about the fat switch.
  • US mother seeks British sugar daddies to spoil her and pay for her daughters' private school [tr]

    09/22/2015 6:17:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2015 | Phoebe Jackson-Edwards
    A mother-of-two who leads a luxurious lifestyle paid for by sugar daddies is appealing to British men to come forward and help contribute towards her daughters’ private school fees. Nina Peterson, 37, who lives in Florida, finds wealthy suitors to finance her extravagant purchases – which include a $40,000 (Ł25,000) Mercedes Benz as well as a Porsche Boxer and a Maserati. Nina, who said she likes being looked after, wants to find a British sugar daddy to help pay for daughters Sky, 12, and Rose, nine, to attend a high-end school. She said she would encourage her girls to pursue...
  • Marco Rubio: sugar subsidies preserve American agriculture

    09/01/2015 3:15:11 PM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/1/2015 | streiff
    Every once in a while a politician says something that you think can’t possibly be correct… until you find that it is. This happened earlier in the month (better late than never) when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% was asked about sugar subsidies: “I’m ready to get rid of the loan program for sugar, as long as the countries that export sugar into the U.S. get rid of theirs as well, and here’s why: Otherwise, Brazil will wipe out our agriculture and it’s not just sugar.”“I’m prepared to say, absolutely, we should change the law so that as soon as...
  • How US Sugar Policies Just Helped America Lose 600 Jobs

    08/20/2015 7:21:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/20/15 | Bryan Riley
    The manufacturer of Oreo cookies recently announced plans to move production of Oreos from Chicago to Mexico, resulting in a loss of 600 U.S. jobs.This should be a wake-up call to defenders of the U.S. sugar program and other job-destroying trade barriers.The leading ingredient in Oreos is sugar, and U.S. trade barriers currently require Americans to pay twice the average world prices for sugar.Sugar-using industries now have a big incentive to relocate from the United States to countries where access to their primary ingredient is not restricted.If the government wants people making Oreo cookies and similar products to keep their...
  • Forget gold, the sugar price collapse is far more dramatic [deflation, not debasing]

    07/22/2015 4:13:03 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | John Ficenec
    Things are not so sweet for the sugar market. Prices have been tumbling and reached a six-year low on Monday on news that Brazil's cane growers are in for a bumper harvest. But while gold made the headlines, the dramatic fall in the sugar price was widely overlooked, despite closing down 4.4pc, compared with a 2.3pc slump in the price of bullion. Over the past year alone, sugar prices have fallen by a quarter. So why has everything turned sour? Bumper Harvest Monday's sharp price drop was driven by signs that Brazil, the world's biggest producer of sugar, is on...
  • Vermont's Vending Machine And Soda Taxes Kick In

    07/07/2015 10:27:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Vending Times ^ | July 7, 2015 | Emily Jed
    MONTPELIER, VT -- All food and beverages sold through vending machines are now subject to Vermont's 9% meals and rooms tax, effective July 1. A 6% sales tax on sugary drinks is also in effect. The new levies are part of a tax package that lawmakers passed in May to raise a $30 million in new revenue. Lawmakers expect the sales tax on soft drinks to raise about $8 million a year, and applying the meals tax to vending machines to add about $1 million a year. Exempt from Vermont's sugary drink tax are products that contain milk, soy, rice...
  • Sweet Tooth Causes Some Major Side Effects On your Brains! (Memory loss)

    06/26/2015 1:22:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Sweet Tooth Causes Some Major Side Effects On your Brains! June 24, 2015 If you love your fried, fatty foods smothered in chocolate and generously dusted with icing sugar? Then, you might just have to say goodbye to mental acuity.A new research conducted in Oregon State University has revealed that a high-sugar, high-fat diet can drastically modify your gut bacteria which in turn may lead to significant losses in ‘cognitive flexibility’ – a measurement of the brain’s ability to switch between thinking about one concept to another, and to adapt to changes in the environment.The study, which was conducted on...
  • Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds

    06/22/2015 1:32:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | June 19, 2015 5:03 AM ET | Allison Aubrey
    Here's a sweet notion: Eat a little chocolate each day and you could be doing your heart a favor. A new study published in the journal Heart found that habitual chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes compared to people who didn't eat chocolate. So, what is it about chocolate that could possibly lead to such a benefit? Well, when you strip out the sugar and milk that's added to chocolate, you're left with the cocoa bean. And it's the compounds in the cocoa that researchers are most interested in. The study is part of a...
  • [California:] Davis ordinance seeks middle ground in sugary beverage debate

    05/27/2015 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sammy Caiola
    Do you want water or milk with that? Servers at Davis city restaurants will soon be asking that question to customers ordering kids’ meals with beverages, under a new ordinance designed to discourage sugary soda consumption. The ordinance, passed on a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night, will require any Davis restaurant that offers a meal-with-drink kids’ menu to make water or milk, not soda, the primary option. Parents can still request soda at no extra charge, but must specifically ask for it. By Sept. 1, Davis restaurants must prove compliance with the city ordinance by submitting a copy of their...
  • The Audacity of Soup Nazis

    04/07/2015 2:56:42 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 17 replies
    Self | 4/7/15 | Me
    The day the government tries to tell me what to eat, i.e. no red meat, fried foods or sugar, is the day I show them how to conduct a successful colonoscopy with a watermelon. We have 93 million citizens out of the workforce, 18 trillion in debt, unvetted illegal immigrants are streaming across the border, and Washington is worried about what’s on my plate? Unbeknownst to Obama & Co. - who can’t tell the truth to save their life and who refuse to take responsibility for a smorgasbord of failures and abuse - the Constitution is not a napkin and...
  • Missouri to Change Food Stamp Policy: Welfare Leeches Won’t Like it One Bit

    04/07/2015 7:42:59 AM PDT · by safetysign · 90 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 04/06/2015 | BARON VON KOWENHOVEN
    re you sick of seeing “welfare leeches” in the grocery checkout line with carts stuffed full of junk food snacks, soda and even porterhouse steaks and crab legs? So is Missouri House Rep. Rick Brattin, who has begun pushing for legislation prohibiting welfare abusers from buying foods that most hard-working Americans can’t always afford. After Brattin heard a food stamp recipient say, “This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing,” he knew something needed to be addressed. “The intention of the bill is to get the food stamp program back to its original...
  • Mrs. Obama: Americans Should Drink Unsweetened Tea

    03/18/2015 3:36:16 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 156 replies
    radio.foxnews.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    The First Lady of these United States is now urging Americans to stop drinking sweet tea. Yes – friends – you heard correctly. Mrs. Obama has declared war on the House Wine of the South. It’s all part of her anti-obesity campaign — called Let’s Move. The website Free Beacon was the first to report on her latest culinary atrocities – urging us to wash down our lettuce and bean sprouts with unsweetened tea. The First Lady also told Americans to stay away from all-you-can-eat buffets — which I’m sure is great news for all those folks employed by all-you-can-eat...
  • 'We are NOT prostitutes!' Femail goes inside the 'sugar daddy' dating world with the women [tr]

    03/12/2015 7:57:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Annabel Fenwick Elliott
    Sugar daddy dating sites - where young, attractive women can find themselves rich, older men who will pay for their companionship - have soared in popularity over the years. SugarDaddyForMe, the largest network in the world, boasts 45 million users, and, according to Femail's interviews with more than 20 of its female users, enables women to earn more than $60,000 a year, as well as endless perks – and a handful of surprisingly substantial relationships with their sugar daddies. Many of the women who use the website have a great deal in common. They were almost all 'skeptical' of the...
  • New US Diet Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar

    02/23/2015 7:05:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | HealthDay
    Stop chugging sugary soda and munching sweet treats. Cut back on red meats, butter and other sources of saturated fat. Lay off the salt shaker. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies. And don't worry about having an egg and an extra cup of coffee with your breakfast. These are the conclusions of the advisory panel that helps shape America's official dietary guidelines, and they appear to be about the same as they were back in 2010, the last time the guidelines were updated, dietitians say. "What's good about the report is that much of it is reinforcing what we saw...
  • Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier Menstruation

    01/30/2015 6:01:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2014 | Nicholas Bakalar
    Here is another mark against sugary drinks: A new study has found that drinking them is associated with lowered age of menarche. Age of first menses has decreased substantially since the early 20th century, and studies have shown that younger age of menarche is associated with increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer in later life. [Snip] After controlling for birth weight, maternal age at menarche, physical activity, and many dietary and behavioral factors, [researchers] found that girls who drank one-and-a-half 12-ounce cans a day of nondiet soda or sugared iced tea had their first period an average of 2.7...
  • Is Pizza As Bad For Kids As Sugary Drinks?

    01/19/2015 7:17:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | January 19, 2015 | Julie Watts
    (CBS SF) — A new study finds kids are gobbling up pizza at an alarming rate. The Journal of Pediatrics study found nearly a quarter of all American kids are eating pizza on any given day and that pizza makes up nearly a quarter of their calories. The study found kids and teens are getting more calories from pizza than anything else they eat — besides dessert. For many, it’s a wake-up call to reevaluate how parents feed their kids.
  • What Could Go Wrong? Obama Frees Nuclear Terrorist from Gitmo

    01/01/2015 12:23:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 31, 2014 | Jim Holt
    What could go wrong? Barack Obama released a nuclear terrorist back to Afghanistan this month. Mohammad Zahir was in possession of uranium for use in making an atomic bomb when he was captured. Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage Magazine reported: If Obama has a red line when it comes to releasing terrorists, we haven’t seen it yet. There appears to be no threat that a terrorist can pose and no crime he has committed too severe to prevent him from getting a plane trip out of Gitmo at taxpayer expense. The last releases saw terrorists rated as high risk freed by...
  • Hershey exploring removal of corn syrup (HFCS)

    12/02/2014 11:45:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 2:21 PM EST | Candice Choi
    Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co., told The Associated Press the company uses a mix of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in its products but that it is “moving more toward sugar.” “We take into account what consumers want. And consumers are telling us between the two, they prefer sugar,” Papa said. Moving toward sugar would make Hershey a high-profile example of the move away from high-fructose corn syrup in the food industry. …
  • Food for Thought: Sugar tax could bite into your sweet tooth

    11/17/2014 9:50:50 AM PST · by John David Powell · 18 replies
    CW39 ^ | 11/10/14
    HOUSTON, Texas – If you guzzle a lot of soft drinks, you know, carbonated colas, well, you could be paying a little more for all that sugar. And when you do, you can thank the gentle woman from Connecticut, Rosa Delauro. Rep. Delauro (D-CT) is responsible for the “Sugar Sweetened Beverages Tax Act” or just the “Sweet Act” if you prefer the lite version. She wants congress to put an extra tax on drinks that contain sugar or any other sweetener with calories. It would be just a penny per teaspoon, but that could end up adding about 15 cents...
  • Voters in Berkeley overwhelmingly pass nation's first 'sugar tax' raising the price of sodas

    11/05/2014 10:48:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    Berkeley, California, one of the most liberal cities in the nation, have overwhelmingly approved the nation's first 'sugar tax,' which will raise the cost of sodas and energy drinks by one penny per ounce. A similar tax in neighboring San Francisco, which would have levied two cents per ounce, failed to pass - gaining 55percent of the vote, short of the two-thirds majority needed. The Berkeley tax would raise the cost of a can of Pepsi from $1 to $1.12, but bigger fountain drinks would get hit harder. A large Coke from McDonald's would go from $2.29 to $2.61. A...
  • A Halloween Sack Full of Subsidized Sugar

    10/31/2014 9:49:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jim Martin
    If you really want to put a spook into people this Halloween, maybe dress up like the Free Market. That's a vision that scares a lot of folks these days – especially those who grow the sugar in our favorite holiday candies. Here in America, where the free-enterprise system should be celebrated, the government artificially props up prices by mandating how much sugar farmers can produce, restricting competition with high tariffs and buying up sugar with taxpayer money when there’s a surplus. That means in the U.S. we’re paying more for sugar and the many products that use sugar than...
  • The Louisiana Senate race: Sweet success

    10/30/2014 3:31:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Economist ^ | Dec 12th 2002
    NEGATIVE advertising has its uses. It was ads mocking the stately Washington home of Mary Landrieu, Louisiana's Democratic junior senator, that forced her into a run-off after November's election. (SNIP) A Mexican newspaper reported that Mr Bush had agreed to allow more sugar from that country into the United States. Ms Landrieu said this policy (which the White House denied approving) would hurt Louisiana's sugar-cane farmers, and promised to fight it. Her sudden embrace of protectionism was a bit hypocritical, since she and other Louisiana Democrats have scorned Mr Bush's decision to impose tariffs on the foreign steel that moves...
  • Coca Cola, PepsiCo work to reduce drink calories consumed by 2025

    09/23/2014 8:44:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 23, 2014 | Shan Li
    Soda giants Coca Cola Co., PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group are getting together to urge Americans to stop drinking so many sugary drinks.. The beverage companies announced a new initiative Tuesday to reduce by 20% the number of beverage calories consumed per person in the U.S. by 2025.
  • Sugar substance 'kills' good HDL cholesterol, new study finds

    09/03/2014 12:09:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 01 SEP 2014 | Provided by University of Warwick (UK)
    Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that 'good' cholesterol is turned 'bad' by a sugar-derived substance. The substance, methylglyoxal - MG, was found to damage 'good' HDL cholesterol, which removes excess levels of bad cholesterol from the body. Low levels of HDL, High Density Lipoprotein, are closely linked to heart disease, with increased levels of MG being common in the elderly and those with diabetes or kidney problems. Supported by funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in Nutrition and Diabetes, the researchers discovered that MG destabilises HDL and causes it to lose the properties which...
  • Uncle Stupid’s Sugar Buzz: The US Government Aids the Sugar Industry's Legal Thievery

    08/29/2014 4:50:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/28/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    Twenty-three years ago, Pepe Fanjul went to the Dominican Republic on business and stayed for love. “I thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a house in the Caribbean, a very airy, outdoor atmosphere — not busy — with ocean views from every window and lots of grass and greens, since my wife is an expert gardener. We didn’t want a marble palace; nothing formal like our New York apartment or even my ranch, just something that fit the area, a Caribbean feel — Bali Caribbean, if you will.” . . . Today, while the family shows up for...
  • Being Happy With Sugar

    06/11/2014 9:25:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | James Hamblin
    Popular media are full of claims that sugar is toxic. And there’s intense disagreement about recommendations to replace table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with “natural” sweeteners like agave nectar or fruit juice. What to make of it all?r the past few months, I’ve become increasingly concerned about a sweetener that I’ve recommended on my show in the past,” Mehmet Oz lamented in an apology earlier this year. Oz, the practicing cardiac surgeon and professor at Columbia University who hosts an eponymous daytime-television extravaganza, is given to emphatic food recommendations. Either run and buy something, or throw it away. Throw...
  • Glycemic Control For Fun And Profit

    04/23/2014 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States–8.3% of the population–have diabetes (90-95% are type 2). This includes 18.8 million who are diagnosed and 7 million who are “undiagnosed.” And, if that weren’t bad enough, the ADA estimates that there are also 79 million so-called “prediabetics” in this country. Much more statistical information–and some elucidation of the dubious methodology behind it is available here. Why dubious? At best, these widely touted statistics are pedal to the metal extrapolations from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, which examines “a nationally representative sample of...
  • White House pastry chef resigns: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’

    03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food. Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on “food literacy” and The New York Times says Michelle is “partly to blame.” The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions. Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey...
  • World Health Organisation advises halving sugar intake

    03/06/2014 12:11:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2014 | Edward Malnick
    The daily allowance for a person's sugar intake should be halved to six teaspoons, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Draft guidance published by the international body advises a dramatic reduction in sugar consumption to help avoid mounting health problems including obesity and tooth decay. The WHO is proposing to retain its current formal recommendation that no more than 10 per cent of an individual's calories should come from sugar – the equivalent of 12 "level" teaspoons a day for the average adult. However, its draft guidelines state that a further reduction to 5 per cent "would have additional...
  • That powdered doughnut could kill you, study shows

    02/04/2014 2:54:45 AM PST · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    NJ.com AP ^ | February 3, 2014
    CHICAGO — Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems.
  • Maple Syrup Revolution: A New Discovery Could Change the Business Forever

    02/03/2014 10:44:37 AM PST · by Theoria · 77 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | 20 Jan 2014 | Laura Sorkin
    This past fall I nearly made that clichéd mistake of getting in between a mother bear and her cubs. My husband, Eric and I have a farm and maple syrup operation situated on 1,000 acres of mostly wooded land in northern Vermont. I had walked a quarter mile through the forest to our house to retrieve our truck and upon my return, a medium-sized black bear ambled out of the woods and strode across the driveway right in front of me. I was stunned and enthralled since I had just five minutes previously passed by on foot. As I sat...
  • Twin Doctors’ Diet Experiment: One Gave Up Sugar, One Gave Up Fat

    01/31/2014 11:51:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Sugar vs fat: Chris and Xand Van Tulleken, both 35, spent a month following restrictive fad diets to see if one food group is behind the obesity epidemic.Is a high-fat, low-carb diet better for you than a high-carb, low-fat one? A pair of British brothers set out to end the fat versus sugar debate. Alexander (Xand) Van Tulleken, a senior fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University in New York, and Chris Van Tulleken, a physician at University College Hospital, London, each agreed to stick to a specific diet for one month. Chris followed a super-low-fat...
  • Harper feels no need to temper sugar with vinegar

    01/20/2014 11:03:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 21/1/14 | Herb Keinon
    Like US President Barack Obama’s keynote address during his visit here in March, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech to the Knesset on Monday paid tribute to Israel’s values of freedom and democracy. Like French President Francois Hollande, who addressed the Knesset in November, Harper also hailed Israel’s spirit and resilience. What distinguished Harper’s comments was that the “honey” of his praise was not then tempered by the “vinegar” of his criticism. In Obama and Hollande’s addresses, the listener knew that all the favorable comments made about Israel in the first parts of their speeches would be followed by some...
  • Diet soda drinkers end up consuming more calories: Study

    01/18/2014 4:20:41 AM PST · by ETL · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Michelle Castillo
    A new study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that overweight and obese adults who drank diet beverages took in more food calories on average than their counterparts who drank the sugary stuff. "Although overweight and obese adults who drink diet soda eat a comparable amount of total calories as heavier adults who drink sugary beverages, they consume significantly more calories from solid food at both meals and snacks," lead study author Sara Bleich, associate professor in the Bloomberg School's Department of Health Policy and Management, said in a press release. Researchers looked...
  • Portion control -- how the government plans to dictate what's on your dinner table in 2014

    01/04/2014 7:49:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Baylen Linnekin
    Would you rather sip on unpasteurized milk or a cold glass of soda? Do you prefer Saturday lunch at a fast food joint or a farmers market? Regardless of your choices, your food freedom -- your right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods you want -- is under attack. Here are ten food freedom issues to keep an eye on in 2014. 1: FDA May Ban or Restrict a Growing Number of Food Ingredients. The FDA has proposed banning oils containing trans fats, an ingredient found in foods like coffee creamers and muffins....
  • Brazil fire destroys one of world's biggest sugar terminals

    10/19/2013 3:55:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A fire ravaged Copersucar's sugar terminal in Brazil on Friday, paralyzing operations of the world's biggest sugar trader and putting 10 million tonnes of export capacity offline for six months or more. The fire hit all of Copersucar's warehouses at the Santos port, igniting 180,000 tonnes of sugar - roughly 10 percent of Brazil's monthly sugar exports - and driving prices of the sweetener to a one-year high on global markets.
  • Study: Oreo Cookies As Addictive As Cocaine

    10/15/2013 4:59:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Study: Oreo Cookies As Addictive As Cocaine Research Indicates High Fat, High Sugar Foods Trigger Pleasure Center In Brain October 15, 2013 4:59 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Research out of Connecticut College shows that “America’s Favorite Cookie” may be as addictive as cocaine. Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder and four students studied in rats whether high fat, high sugar foods can be as addictive as drugs of abuse. The research looked at the behaviors and the effects the cookies had on the brain. “We found that the behavior they exhibited was equally strong for Oreo cookies as it...