Would You Put Eight Teaspoons of Sugar in Your Water?

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Probably not, but the fact is that this and even more sugar is added to common foods, likely without your knowledge. We need meaningful sugar labeling on food packages.  Action Alert!

If someone is caught putting cocaine in a childs 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 its true: for years, Big Sugar has been actively working to get Americans addicted to sugar, which is more addictive than cocaineand not just through traditionally sweet items like candy. Now, foods that masquerade as health foodslow-fat yogurt, sports drinks, and many othersare loaded with sugar, and its 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.

The food industry has ...