The Sugar Debate Goes On
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Apologies that I have been quiet of late - the Christmas run up was extremely busy and since then I have been doing more work on the big sugar question. I have no doubt that you are aware of the increased debate on the sugar issues so I have been doing some analysis work just on jams and marmalades.
I have published this on The Guild of Jam & Preserve Makers' site with links from here:-
The Sugar Debate
There are some websites that you might to look at and I am sure you will find many more once you start looking into the subject.
I would be very interested on your views on this subject and also any other products that you find I haven't listed - I only have the ones from my local supermarkets. What I think is clear from this very short survey is the need for separate regulations for our superior artisanal products. I am also working with Trading Standards on a voluntary Quality Assurance Scheme for artisanal production and I will bring you more news of this as soon as I can. I feel strongly that consumers must be able to differentiate between our quality products and the commercial products easily , without having to read the complicated ingredients lists which are designed to confuse.
So, plenty of homework to do!
20/1/2014 03:17:37 pm
I think you are so right, we need choice - not the government dictating to us what we should eat. Which, by the way hasn't worked so far with obesity levels being at there highest but why choose jam - which needs high levels of sugar to preserve & set. Why not take a look at all the fatty foods on the market?
21/1/2014 10:39:49 am
it's all about common sense. For me, there are a lot of food products that have sugar added, sweaters etc. Mainly if the 'low fat' products (yogurt,cereal springs to mind), were sugar is added to give it flavour, and make it tasty. in my mind keep it natural.
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