How Much Sugar?

Fructose and kidney failure, the political implications

  • 24 Oct 2010 9:49 PM
    Message # 450450
    As I see it, fructose is the new nicotine/asbestos. It's just fizzing away right now but soon, like the other two, some Bernie Banton on a dialysis machine will start a class action and the whole issue will blow up.

    I wouldn't be surprised if, in addition to kidney damage and cancer acceleration, fructose isn't involved in the obesity epidemic. I intend to contact Larissa Waters, Queensland Greens Senator-elect, to enlist her support for a Senate inquiry into the whole issue of fructose, just like the US Senate hearings into the tobacco industry and nicotine addiction.

    The problem, as I see it, is that no one in power really WANTS to live without fructose... yet. It's like asbestos and tobacco, really big money is involved. However, the asbestos furore and Bernie Banton with his oxygen tube is so fresh in people's minds that I think that it wouldn't be too hard to get some serious reform going over fructose. What we want is a committed effort to create healthy substitutes to fructose, like maltodextrin etc, and to incorporate them in ordinary, easily available supermarket lines.

    The sugar industry could even get on board by supporting a research program to genetically engineer a  sugar cane that would create maltose, not sucrose.
  • 25 Oct 2010 5:20 PM
    Reply # 451237 on 450450


    VOTE 1  Noel Clothier for Prime Minister!


  • 02 Nov 2010 2:43 AM
    Reply # 455277 on 450450

    I'll do whatever I can to help Noel! ... by the way, I reckon if the govt legislated no added fructose tomorrow, by next Tuesday the food industry would have adapted ... but for now they don't have to ...



  • 30 Apr 2011 7:14 PM
    Reply # 581437 on 450450
    And we'll do our bit by supporting the both of you.

    See, everybody is still spreading the Love

    Silver Angel  Smile!
  • 01 May 2011 6:09 AM
    Reply # 581585 on 450450
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    Go Noel Go!
  • 04 Jun 2011 11:34 PM
    Reply # 613294 on 450450

    Another alternative for the sugar industry could be more ethanol instead of petrol.

    It's going to take so so long for anything to be done about banning fructose.  Firstly wait for many many more research papers to come out.  Then wait wait wait like we did with tobacco while nobody did anything.  Then debate debate debate.  Then perhaps some class actions.  Then some legislative change.  It could be 20 years, meanwhile it's going to cost the health system so much!!! (and we the taxpayers)

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