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Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Jim Lahey, Sep 20, 2019.
That might well be right.
So do we go with Aseem Malhotra on this or do we just cherry pick out only the elements of his thinking that suits?
Not sure what you mean by this? I have a lot of respect for Malhotra and he has achieved a great deal. But that doesn't mean I have to agree with everything he says. It's possible to agree on some matters and disagree on others. It happens all day every day in all walks of life. Blind allegiance is unnecessary and, in my opinion, not very productive.
I have a friend working for Swiss Re. and she informs me that they are looking into the food companies becoming liable for putting hidden sugars in foods when it is known to be a dangerous substance just like the tobacco companies were threatened with massive liability claims and eventually had to cough up (pun intended)>
I suppose the irony of all of this is that the 'food' companies only began filling their products with added sugar because otherwise everything tasted like paper after they were relentlessly pressured to remove all the fat. Decades later, governments are getting all evangelical and demanding the sugar be removed, like they weren't at least partially complicit in putting it there. The war on saturated fat is to blame for all of this, and now everyone is trying to cover their tracks.
I was unfortunate(?) enough to taste one of the early incarnations of fat free yoghurt which tasted like watered down chalk and this actually convinced me to remain eating full fat products rather than the newfangled reduced fat ones.