Sugar, like many foods can be a problem if consumed in excess. But to take this man at his word, we would have to expect sugar junkies holding up stores. Breaking into stores at night and raiding the sugar and candy sections. Armed robberies for a chocolate bar. I should be seeing sugar deprived junkies in the streets with convulsions and withdrawal symptoms. Treatment programs sponsored by Splenda.
12 steps to stop dessert. The link between cancer and sugar would be a fact not a myth.
Mayor Bloomberg would surely approve.
Paul van der Velpen, the head of Amsterdam’s health service, the Dutch capital city where the sale of cannabis is legalised, wants to see sugar tightly regulated.
“Just like alcohol and tobacco, sugar is actually a drug. There is an important role for government. The use of sugar should be discouraged. And users should be made aware of the dangers,” he wrote on an official public health website.
“This may seem exaggerated and far-fetched, but sugar is the most dangerous drug of the times and can still be easily acquired everywhere.”
Mr Van der Velpen cites research claiming that sugar, unlike fat or other foods, interferes with the body’s appetite creating an insatiable desire to carry on eating, an effect he accuses the food industry of using to increase consumption of their products.