sugar http://kcur.org en 'Fed Up' Links Obesity Epidemic to Sugar, Industry, Government http://kcur.org/post/fed-links-obesity-epidemic-sugar-industry-government <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just who’s to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic? Over the years, the finger has been pointed at parents, video games and vending machines, to name a few.</span></p><p>To the makers of the new activist documentary, “Fed Up,” the bottom line of blame lies with a simple substance poured into our diets every day: sugar. And the pushers of what this film calls a drug and “the new tobacco” are the food industry and our own government.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 13:00:58 +0000 Peggy Lowe 56121 at http://kcur.org 'Fed Up' Links Obesity Epidemic to Sugar, Industry, Government Does The Government Give Too Much Support To Sugar Growers? http://kcur.org/post/does-government-give-too-much-support-sugar-growers <p>Americans consume a lot of sweets. Even discounting all the high fructose corn syrup you find in soft drinks, the average consumer takes in about 40 pounds of refined sugar in a year, according to the USDA.</p><p>That means food companies from Nestle to Hostess and small neighborhood candy stores have to buy sugar. Lots of it.&nbsp; And those bakers and snack food makers say the <a href="http://sugarreform.org/about/">government gives too much support</a> to sugar growers and consumers are footing the bill.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:44:47 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 40610 at http://kcur.org Does The Government Give Too Much Support To Sugar Growers?