Artificial sweeteners and the World Health Organisation
Christopher Snowdon (via Substack)
Friday, May 19, 2023
On the face of it, the simple fact that artificial sweeteners contain no calories should make them a better option, but there is an argument - as made by Mr Trump - that they increase appetite and make people eat more. Despite all the money pumped into public health research, neither of these hypotheses has been comprehensively proven or disproven. After decades of work, this field of research still feels like it is in its infancy. This wouldn’t matter so much if public policy wasn’t based on the shifting sands of quack science. If the WHO’s latest guidelines are correct, sugar taxes designed to encourage drinks manufacturers to replace sugar with sweeteners have been a waste of time and possibly even a deadly mistake. If they are wrong, it’s another reason to defund the corrupt and incompetent WHO.Click here to connect to the source of this storyClick here for more News and Views
As I browse the web researching various topics concerning the EU and UK sugar markets, I've been bookmarking interesting weblinks. Some of these are news clippings, some are links to official documents, and some are interesting data sources.