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Liberals Want Sugar to be Regulated and Taxed like Alcohol

Posted by FactReal on February 3, 2012

LIBERALS LOVE PROHIBITIONS AND CONTROL
Eat sugary food? Drink soda? You could be treated as a substance-abuser if these liberals have their way.
Their ultimate objective: Give bureaucrats the “scientific” basis to raise taxes and to expand government control over our lives.
LiveScience via Yahoo News:
Sugar Should Be Regulated As Toxin, Researchers Say
A spoonful of sugar might make the medicine go down. But it also makes blood pressure and cholesterol go up, along with your risk for liver failure, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Sugar and other sweeteners are, in fact, so toxic to the human body that they should be regulated as strictly as alcohol by governments worldwide, according to a commentary in the current issue of the journal Nature by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The researchers propose regulations such as taxing all foods and drinks that include added sugar, banning sales in or near schools and placing age limits on purchases.
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Lustig, a medical doctor in UCSF’s Department of Pediatrics, compares added sugar to tobacco and alcohol (coincidentally made from sugar) in that it is addictive, toxic and has a negative impact on society, thus meeting established public health criteria for regulation. Lustig advocates a consumer tax on any product with added sugar.

Among Lustig’s more radical proposals are to ban the sale of sugary drinks to children under age 17 and to tighten zoning laws for the sale of sugary beverages and snacks around schools and in low-income areas plagued by obesity, analogous to alcoholism and alcohol regulation.

Who will tell the Obamas to stop eating sugary and fatty food?
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