Sweet poison: How sugar, not cocaine, is one of the most addictive and dangerous substances
Sugar: It’s the new tobacco. Worse, it’s the secret destroyer.
Unlike cigarettes, the warnings about sugar are mere whispers at best. Yet sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine, and Americans are consuming 152 pounds of sugar a year — double what the Spanish eat! Most of it hidden in processed foods and sweetened drinks.
The $1 trillion industrial food system is the biggest drug dealer around, responsible for contributing to tens of millions of deaths every year and siphoning trillions of dollars from our global economy through the loss of human and natural capital.
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