Here’s the seventh and last part of the great “Skinny on Obesity”-series, featuring dr Robert Lustig.
He makes the case that sugar should be regulated by the government, using taxes and limiting the availability, inspired by the way we already regulate cigarettes or alcohol. I know that government regulation is a controversial subject, especially in the US. But I think dr Lustig’s arguments are strong. The obesity epidemic is already an emergency. Not acting decisively will likely have bad consequences for us all.
Unfortunately this will be a long struggle against the sugar and fast food industry, similar to the one against Big Tobacco. It may be even harder as there’s even more money in food than in cigarettes. But the fight will have to be won. The alternative is just not acceptable.