Thursday, August 13, 2009

And This Would Be a Bad Thing?

Kraft Foods, Hershey and General Mills are gravely warning the US that if we don't relax our regulations on importing sugar from elsewhere, they won't be able to continue cramming it into every single product they make. Golly, that would be awful.

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Followup:
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I forgot to push the "publish" button, and went back to reading... just a few articles further on, I found another from The Guardian:
Mars, Nestlé, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Kraft Foods and Unilever have joined trade bodies and fellow manufacturers in a joint letter to the US agriculture department asserting that unless imports are increased, "our nation will virtually run out of sugar".
(...)
"Experts forecast unprecedented shortages without prompt action," the manufacturers told agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack, citing a forecast from the government's own statistical literature which predicts that the US will end the next fiscal year with less than 13 days' worth of sugar on hand.
We must not allow an obesity and cavity gap!

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1 comment:

Terrant said...

What? Is HFCS getting to expensive?