No, sugar is not the new tobacco

A recent edition of Channel 4’s current-affairs show Dispatches was heavily sprinkled with prejudice and misinformation.

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10 myths about sugar

Sugar is delicious. We should not allow anti-sugar zealots to take away our right to enjoy it.

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Obesity’s worse than we thought? Bullshit

The claim that more than half of Britons will be obese by 2050 flies in the face of the data.

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Poor people are getting plump? Good

It’s perverse to expect us to panic about obesity in the Third World.

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Now the good news: we waste food

Throwing food away is a positive symptom of affluence.

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Labelling GM foods is a bad idea

How to deal with the argument that we need to be ‘warned’ about GM foods.

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The paternalism being served up with school meals

What could be a big help to parents is really about taking choices away from them.

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Defusing the ‘heart disease timebomb’

An obesity scare story that lacks, er, weight.

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Food security: running away from the world

The desire for the UK to be more self-reliant is a bad idea.

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The myth of an obesity timebomb

Children are healthier and happier than ever before, whatever well-paid scaremongers might claim.

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No, sugar is not the new tobacco

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