The two between them reveal a truth that is almost wholly unspoken and little appreciated. This truth is that type 2 diabetes is a disease largely created by the consumption of too much sugar in the form of fructose and that the disease can be reversed by largely eliminating fructose from the diet of those suffering from that disease.
Don’t eat pears and your diabetes will be cured.
We know this is wrong from a very simple test. The Americans eat far more HFCS (“high fructose corn syrup”) than Europeans. This is a result of US tariffs on global sugar production, fanned by the corn farmers of Iowa and the Fanjuls, the cane sugar producers in Florida. As cane sugar is therefore twice the world price therefore American food manufacturers use corn derived sugar – HFCS. To the point that there’s a kosher Coke that arrives around passover each year, made from cane sugar. Also, Lifesavers are made in Canada.
But that diabetes incidence isn’t changed by that change in fructose consumption across the two populations. Weight, wealth, exercise and so on do explain hte differences. That is, it’s not fructose. QED.
But, you know, Spud. He’s about to insist that we ban fresh fruit to stop diabetes.
The guidelines on treating diabetes in the USA (and so elsewhere) are created by big pharma to suit the need of big pharma to sell a lot of drugs and not to cure people of type 2 diabetes in months, which could be done by prescribing proper diets that would cost considerably less than that diabetes drugs.
I am not a fan of conspiracy theories. Far too many are just crackpot. But an open mind is also required in a case like this.
There is no VAT on most food in the UK. I seriously wonder whether that should be changed now. Should the exemption just be available on non or low-processed foods? Wouldn’t that make as much sense as taxes on tobacco?
Yes, a tax on apples. That’s just what we need, right?