Do you think the proposed ban on sugar is a good idea?

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  1. Ciel Clark profile image76
    Ciel Clarkposted 10 years ago

    Do you think the proposed ban on sugar is a good idea?

    I've heard a lot in the news recently on a proposed ban on sugar, making it a controlled substance like alcohol and tobacco.  What do you think, would this be helpful or harmful?

  2. Jlbowden profile image84
    Jlbowdenposted 10 years ago

    It may prove beneficial in the future to those individuals who suffer from obesity and diabetes to name a few. However sugar being a natural sweetener for the most part should not be totally banned and labelled as a controlled substance. Possibly replacing sugar with honey would be a smart subsitution if sugar were to be banned totally. Again there are pros and cons of banning sugar and most of them have to do with health related issues.

  3. Bea Wiser profile image64
    Bea Wiserposted 10 years ago

    A ban on sugar seems ridiculous and a bit disturbing in a Big Brother sort of way. I understand this is an attempt to control the obesity epidemic but more likely will be another source of government income with collection of fines and taxes.  Obesity is multifactorial and hugely socio-economic.  We need education and better food sourcing not regulations on individual products. Think how effective the regulations are in keeping tobacco and alcohol away from kids. Not so much.

  4. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 10 years ago

    No, I don't think we need any government mandates on what we eat. That's insane! If we need that, then we really are helpless. Big government will only make us weaker.

  5. ShootersCenter profile image68
    ShootersCenterposted 10 years ago

    It's just another way of the government trying to control everything in our life. Obama would also like to add a 1%tax to every bank transaction you make and every government check would get direct deposited.

  6. Nan Mynatt profile image61
    Nan Mynattposted 10 years ago

    I think that the government is trying to cut the cost of medical care.  They are paying out a lot of money for health care. But, you can't force people to eat healthy, it is up to them.  If they know the food is harmful they should cut down on eating the food.  We as Americans don't like the government to dictate to us, on what foods we should be eating. It is not a poison to our body!

  7. BkCreative profile image67
    BkCreativeposted 10 years ago

    A ban is not necessary. What we need is education about the pros and cons of sugar use. That way we can make an informed decision. High fructose corn syrup, a synthetic, should not be lumped in with regular white sugar which is often done - it is an entirely different product.

  8. tigerbaby777 profile image83
    tigerbaby777posted 10 years ago

    The Government is trying to cover themselves here. 

    They are the ones who allowed high fructose corn syrup to be added to every food we eat that isn't fresh out of the ground.  That alone is cause for all the obesity and diabetes we suffer in this country. Added calories, damage to an overactive pancreas who is pumping out insulin to battle it puts on the poundage.

    The only thing they need to control is themselves and get rid of all the garbage they allow in processed foods.  It's insane what we are subjected to.  Now soy is in everything we eat.  I can't even buy a loaf of bread with out both hfcs and soy in it.

  9. Express10 profile image84
    Express10posted 10 years ago

    Just as with alcohol and drugs, people really seem to be addicted or at least daily habitual users and they will not follow laws. Besides, we need less gov't in our lives. I find it sad that more people don't care enough about their own health to make changes in the right direction.

  10. Nagatang profile image64
    Nagatangposted 10 years ago

    Ban Sugar? Insane! What would you use to sweetened your food? Artificial sweetener? What proven good tract record artificial sweetener got compare to  sugar?
    Sugar is just a complex carbohydrate...similar to the one you get by eating rice, bread, and the sweetness from honey and fruits. Are we going to ban that too.....?

  11. Nagatang profile image64
    Nagatangposted 10 years ago

    Sugar is one of the most talk about food and blamed for many modern deceases and yet people love it so much. Here the Sweet truth about Sugar. read more

  12. Irob profile image69
    Irobposted 10 years ago

    Just stupid, and what exactly do we ban. See NAgatangs hub on sugar and mine on The Frosted Flakes Fiasco. If we ban sugar, there won't be much left to eat

  13. profile image0
    fit2dayposted 10 years ago

    As an advocate for health, I say that's absolutely absurd. If you're going to ban anything, start with these artificial sweeteners. I see a ban on sugar used simply to promote artificial sweeteners, then the health problems are compounded and people get confused as to why.

  14. ackman1465 profile image60
    ackman1465posted 10 years ago

    WHO is going to "ban sugar"????  ENOUGH, already..... We don't NEED some people "telling" other people what to do!!!!!

    P.S.  Wasn't it a scream, back in the 1920's, when some people said we should BAN ALCOHOL?????

    This crap doesn't work.....

    And, by the way, you might be interested to know that WE HAVE ALSO "LOST" THE "WAR ON DRUGS"!!!!!!!  (Many of them are "banned," too.....)


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