Sugar has become as dangerous as alcohol or tobacco, academics have said, as they call on the food industry to cut 30 per cent from processed food, calling it an ‘Action on Sugar’.
Experts are working in line with SA (Siúcra Anonymous) to highlight this plight that many are facing on a daily basis.
I went out to speak to the people on the streets of Dublin & this is what they’ve said;
Mary, 46 from Moore Street said:
“Sugar is ruining the lives of Irish people every day, anywhere you look in Dublin city centre you see it, people with their teaspoons of sugar, going around buzzed off their faces. The average sugar user can withstand up to 2 level teaspoons of sugar, but without the use of clean available teaspoons, more and more users are overdosing. Then falling asleep on the back of buses after they come down off their sugar highs.”
Frank, 57 from Mountbrown said:
“It’s crazy, I mean in my day you’d rarely see it, maybe the odd biscuit here or there or a tin of roses at Christmas but now you can buy sugar anywhere! ANYWHERE! You see lads selling it in shopping centres, big grins on their faces, oh and the Garda, they do nothing about it, but they know, oh they know they’re selling it. Sure look, I only have to walk down the street & I can get my hands on it. I don’t want my grandkids growing up in a world like this.”
Donna, 26 from Coolock said ‘I bleedin love sugar, love it! Can’t get enough of it and there’s no harm in it. When I questioned Donna on her being obese, she punched me in the face calling me a stuck up geebag, followed by ‘I’m not bleedin obese right, I’m curvy, I’m a real bleedin woman’ as she pulled up her leggings creating the world’s biggest camel toe.
Trying not to get punched in the face again, I asked her if she thought sugar was safe for her kids she responded ‘well, if it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough for the twins, Destiny Hope & Ke$ha’
Health experts claim the reduction could shave 100 calories from each person’s daily intake and reverse the growing obesity epidemic. They are also asking companies to stop advertising sugary drinks and snacks to children claiming sugar has become ‘the alcohol of childhood’, however doesn’t leave children with a crippling 2 day hangover or severe bouts of the fear.
The companies who use sugar in their products have come together to issue a joint statement, as follows;
“Try stopping your kids from eating & drinking our sugary snacks, we dare you.”
Although sugar is not a new dietary ingredient by any means, having been used in human consumption for thousands of years, taken in large amounts whilst being a lazy asshole does appear to have severe effects.