There’s Big Pharma, Big Ag, and now Big Sugar – all industries too sweet on the smell of money to be truthful about their products to the public. New information has come forth that proves the sugar industry knew their products would cause dental and health issues since the 1950’s, but they worked with our government agencies (cigarette-ad-campaign-style) to make sure we wouldn’t know the true damage sugar could cause until we were all addicted.
Internal documents exchanged between a sugar industry trade association, representing 30 international sugar manufacturers and our government, prove that sugar companies knew from the 1950’s that sugar is the principal cause of tooth decay, yet they immediately set about deflecting the blame onto other bogus factors, not to mention, left the door open for fluoridation of our water.
The sugar industry found an ally in America’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), supposedly responsible for looking after the public health.
This means that minimally, the NIH, and likely the FDA have known that sugar is the main cause of tooth decay for years, (forget that it also alters the brain’s reward system and causes obesity, and cancer, among other things). These agencies decided to side with the sugar industry to cover up the lie they would tell us all, and created the National Caries Program, completely ignoring the fact that sugar causes dental decay and cavities.
The sugar industry also colluded with the food industry to find out which enzymes could break up dental decay and even financed a vaccine to prevent tooth decay. Just as long as they could still sell us – SUGAR.
Lobbyists from the sugar industry-filled seats throughout our government including the National Institute of Dental Research, which sets the agenda for the National Institutes of Health initiatives.
Stanton Glantz, a researcher from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), who discovered the cache of papers that had been left to the University of Illinois by the late Roger Adams, a professor of organic chemistry who served on the Sugar Research Foundation, and which blew open the collusion that was happening within the sugar industry and our government agencies, said:
“These tactics are strikingly similar to what we saw in the tobacco industry in the same era.”
But yea – let’s ignore the sugar and keep adding fluoride to the water. Don’t mind the money trail from a multi-billion dollar industry at all. Greed has made all our smiles less beautiful.