Did you know there is actually a National Sugar Association?
It’s true. The sugar association exists as a non-profit that advocates for the consumption of sugar, promoting the substance as part of a “healthy diet.”
This same organization is using extortion and threats to make sure sugar continues to be pushed and peddled to distributors across the world, regardless of the potential damage to your health.
Here’s the deal… The link between sugar and disease is beyond debate.
Sugar is, in part, responsible for many of the diseases of civilization that health professionals see in their offices every day.
Sugar consumption is linked to cancer, as well as diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, high blood pressure, and the list goes on.
Sugar has been the target of intense scrutiny over the past few years as more nutritional experts are attacking the substance for its harmful effects.
And with mounting pressure to watch the intake of sugar in your diet, the sugar association is feeling the (financial) pinch.
So much so, they’re now using coercionary tactics to make sure their product isn’t exposed for being as harmful as it really is.
Newsweek recently ran an article revealing just how far the sugar industry will go to defend its market share:
According to a new report from the Center for Science and Democracy… industry groups representing companies that sell sweeteners, like the Sugar Association and the Corn Refiners Association… have poured millions of dollars into countering science that indicates negative health consequences of eating their products.
For example, when a University of Southern California study from 2013 found that the actual high fructose corn syrup content in sodas ‘varied significantly’ from the sugar content disclosed on soda labels, the Corn Refiners Association considered paying for its own counter research.
A consultant suggested that the counter research should only be published if the results aligned with their goal of disputing the USC study: ‘If for any reason the results confirm [the University of Southern California study], we can just bury the data,’ the consultant wrote, according to the report.
In another incident, the World Health Organization published a study on sugar that recommended people cut their sugar consumption by as much as 10%.
When the National Sugar Association found out, they sent a letter to the director of WHO and said they would see to it that the U.S. Congress would pull federal funding for the WHO if they didn’t retract their findings.
Their subsequent paper didn’t publish their recommendations.
The bottom line here is there are many food industry organizations that are ruthlessly working to make sure their products make it to market, even if they have to lie and distort the truth to make it happen.
Want a short recommendation?
Stay away from refined and processed sugars.
Make sure most of your carbohydrates come from fruit and vegetables.
And don’t believe studies that are sponsored by giant agri-businesses.
Do these three things and you’ll be far ahead of everyone else.