SHOULD SUGAR BE BANNED?
HERE'S WHAT I THINK
Sugar should be banned.
Sugar should be banned because it's obvious people can't control their use of sugar. We need the government to control sugar by outlawing it completely, or heavily tax it to discourage people from buying it. It should be regulated just like alcohol. It's clear that we have a huge obesity epidemic and diabetes has skyrocketed in the United States. Some scientists think that sugar is the cause. They are even calling sugar a toxin, not just to our pancreas but to our whole body.
If sugar consumption were restricted, things would be better... Or maybe not. You tell me what you think!
Pictured Above: Salt River Valley Sugar Cane Field, Arizona, Circa 1915
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What kind of sugar should we ban?
YOUR TURN! - Should sugar be restricted or made illegal?
Sugar should be banned.
Which U.S. Political Parties Support or Oppose a Ban on Sugar?
President Obama supports the soda tax. See this article: Soda Tax May Have Obama's Support
Michelle Obama publicly speaks about fighting the war on obesity. She thinks that Mayor Bloomberg's New York City Sugary Drink Proposal is fine.
I haven't found any information on whether Mitt Romney backs the soda ban. I will update this page if I find any information. If you know about their political stance on this, please comment in the guestbook below.
The libertarian party platform believes in the individual right to freedom above all else. This includes the freedom to do drugs. Therefore, sugar would not be banned or regulated under their platform. Here are a couple of quotes from their party platform:
"We favor the repeal of all laws creating "crimes" without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes."
"We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose."
Gary Johnson is the 2012 United States Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party.
I might be kidding, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't! - NYC Law Limits Sizes of Soda & Sugary Drinks
- NYC Business Owners Weigh in on Bloomberg’s Sugar ‘Ban’ | Fox Small Business Center
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s move to outlaw 16-ounce soft drinks at essentially all restaurants, movie theaters, carts and more throughout the five boroughs as early as March 2013, is garnering mixed reviews from city business owners.
- Cambridge mulling soda ban similar to New York City proposal - Boston.com
Following in the footsteps of New York City, Cambridge is considering limiting the size of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages in city restaurants.
- Jacob Sullum: Nothing sweet about NYC soda ban
Everyone expected that New York City’s Board of Health, all 11 members of which were appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, would rubber-stamp his proposed 16-ounce cap on servings of sugar-sweetened soft drinks. But at a meeting last week, several bo
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO SUGAR - Stevia, Honey, Maple Syrup, Blue Agave
MORE SUGAR SUBSTITUTES - Splenda and Xylitol are popular.
SUGAR: THE BITTER TRUTH - Viral YouTube Video
People are concerned about obesity and diabetes! This lecture by Robert Lustig went viral!
RELATED LINKS: FODDER FOR ARGUING MORE
- Sugar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Learn all about sugar from wikipedia. This article discusses the following possible health effects from consuming too much sugar: Blood glucose levels, Obesity and diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer disease, Macular degeneration (Vision Pro
- Sugar substitutes and the potential danger of Splenda
Learn about the dangers of Splenda and other artificial sweeteners, and about safer, natural sugar substitutes. Could zero calorie drinks be more dangerous than sugary ones?
- Fruit juice industry welcomes plan to ban sugar
The European fruit juice industry has welcomed a proposal from the European Commission (EC) to ban the addition of sugar to fruit juices - in line with its policy of reducing added sugars and promoting balanced diets.