When the Sugar Police Go Marching In

Sunday, July 24, 2011
Posted in category Food Freedom

My newest article was published on LewRockwell.com this weekend: “When the Sugar Police Go Marching In.” I wrote this in response to Dr. Robert Lustig’s call for a massive intervention program to deter sugar use in America.

I received an amazing amount of emails from some really amazing people. I spent nine hours on a Sunday catching up on the avalanche of email, tweets, discourse, and whatnot. It turns out that Dr. Richard Feinman has his own anemic response which I have posted below. I will be attending the Ancestral Health Conference at UCLA next week, and both Feinman and Lustig will be there as guest speakers. Gary Taubes will also be there, and that is interesting because he and Lustig apparently had a falling out in recent months. Taubes and Lustig were going to do a book together, as co-authors, and that project was dropped like a hot potato several months ago. I am speculating that falling out was due to Lustig’s move toward an interventionist public policy.

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2 Responses to When the Sugar Police Go Marching In

  1. damaged justice says:

    July 25th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    The development of agriculture may have encouraged the rise of humanity as a collective, but in terms of individual health it has been nothing short of disastrous. In contrast, Lustig’s proposed cure for the diseases of civilization might improve the health of individuals, while destroying what little civil society remains intact. His so-called solutions are repugnant to any moral individual and antithetical to a free society, smacking of destroying the village in order to save it. His “cure” would be worse than any disease, and if he wants to use violence to prevent others from exercising their right to choose, I invite him to get off his ass and try it himself rather than getting others to do his dirty work.

    Metabolic syndrome is healthier than fascism.

  2. M. Terry says:

    July 25th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Great idea – let the gubmint fix it.

    That will work. I feel so much safer now.

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