The final report of a seven-year study on aspartame (also known as Nutra-Sweet or Equal) has linked it to high rates of lymphomas, leukemias, and other cancers in rats. The rats were given the equivalent of four to five bottles of diet soda a day for a human.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that should be avoided at all costs. Not to be confused with type 1 diabetes, which is generally genetic and not caused by external factors, type 2 diabetes arises in childhood due to factors such as obesity or over-consumption of sugar. http://theurbanrecipes.com/type-2-diabetes-symptoms-in-children/
New infographic demonstrates the alarming increases in sugar consumption to raise awareness about sugar addiction. http://www.addictiontreatmentmagazine.com/addiction-news/infographics/americas-sugar-addiction/
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Let's commit to doing one thing each day that helps children eat well and move more! Day 12. Prepare for the sugar season. It goes from now until Easter and every year it seems to start earlier and grows even bigger. http://kyhealthykids.com/2013/09/12/the-sugar-season-is-starting/
From lemonade with five pounds of sugar to cheese puffs for breakfast, Honey Boo Boo and her family eat a diet that's high in fat, sugar and white flour: http://www.examiner.com/article/honey-boo-boo-s-diet-illustrates-the-first-lady-s-childhood-obesity-warnings
The endless GMO saga: today’s chapter - by Marion Nestle " ... Why should the public trust GMOs? They are under corporate control and not labeled. ... Now that GMO labeling initiatives are making some headway, guess what: PoliticoPro tells us tells us that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) now wants the industry to do voluntary labeling. ..." - Food Politics