Just another one of these band aid solutions.
Labeling is a quagmire. This article didn't warm my heart any. Such as when is it starch and when isn't it.
I don't know that it is viable in general, but what i have found that works for me is assuming personal responsibility for my own well being and nutritional education and not expecting government to babysit me.
Despite these adverse health effects and costs, most Americans consume much more added sugar than either the American Heart Association or the World Health Organization recommends for a healthy diet. And this is not merely the result of poor food choices. In our current system, many of us are unknowingly and unavoidably consuming excess sugar.
"unknowingly and unavoidably consuming excess sugar"...Gee, nobody told me that jumping out of airplane at 30,000 feet without a parachute could hazardous to my health so it was unavoidable and I did so unknowingly.
I'm just annoyed that somehow we, as a society, believe that processed foods are our first option, therefore we need to fix the problem of processed foods by somehow fixing the processes and laws surrounding processed foods.
The solution is to eat as close to the natural source as possible. There are people who believe that organic processed foods are better than just plain old chicken even though they are processed horribly. Face it, 20 grams of organic sugar is still 20 grams of sugar.
Annoyance. Hungry? Eat a piece of fruit, a chunk of cheese, a hunk of bread.
Personal responsibility? Why would anyone want to do that? I'd rather wait until the government steps in because I can't be bothered to act responsible on my own, but then I'm gonna gripe about how the government is intruding into our lives. I like that option better!!!
That's what happens when you start breeding for durability, longevity, and disease resistance instead of for flavor. But people demand that they have access to all sorts of fruits and vegetables year round so we have to breed these things to withstand journeys of thousands of miles and a shelf life of weeks, even when ripe.
My wife and I ate at a national pizza chain today, which is something we almost never do (national chain anything) maybe once a year. They asked us if we wanted ranch dipping sauce for our pizza. I was dumbfounded! Say what!!!
We were about the only ones that I saw in the dining room eating that weren't dipping our pizza. God help us.