Sugar

What will Brexit mean for the UK’s sugar industry?

19 December 2017 14:13

The Spectator, in association with Tate & Lyle Sugars, brought together MPs, representatives from Tate & Lyle, the Fairtrade Foundation…

Could Brexit be sweet? The British beet sugar industry after the European Union

9 February 2017 15:37

With Britain’s exit from the European Union looming and no sign of trading instructions from Downing Street, Britain’s domestic producers and…

Osborne’s new sugar tax is a tax on the poor

16 March 2016 13:34

The fat man of Europe is getting fatter. His teeth are rotting from the sugar in his coke and chocolates. He…

A sugar tax would be (another) tax on the poor

22 October 2015 18:22

The fat man of Europe is getting fatter. His teeth are rotting from the sugar in his coke and chocolates. He…

The BBC swallows more fanatical nonsense from Action on Sugar

31 May 2015 15:15

Action on Sugar, the bastard offspring of Consensus Action on Salt, has noticed that dried fruit contains sugar. As with…

A sugar tax is simply a tax on the poor

22 May 2015 16:41

Why is it that whenever anyone proposes a tax on the wealthy all hell breaks loose, but when someone proposes…

A tax on sugar won’t work, as the shipwreck of the Danish ‘fat tax’ shows

22 May 2015 15:10

Bad ideas die hard in the world of ‘public health’, especially when the government can make money out of them.…

Obesity isn’t a ‘disease’, whatever the American Medical Association may think

15 May 2015 11:30

This week, The Guardian informed us, a study revealed the ‘scale of the British public’s denial about weight problems’. Data…

The dodgy science behind the claim that exercise doesn’t help you lose weight

27 April 2015 14:00

You may have heard the news that the nation’s doctors have had a change of heart about physical activity and…

Another scare story about e-cigarettes. What we should be worrying about is sugar

31 March 2015 17:19

‘E-Cigs Time Bomb’, shrieks the front page of today’s Daily Mirror. Vaping gets kids hooked on nicotine, experts fear. Experts do…

Processed food is dangerous. It’s time for radical action that libertarians will hate

26 March 2015 10:17

Two very different but valuable crops are grown in Central and South America. After hours of toil, each is carefully…

Most doctors seem to time-travel to the 1800s when it comes to nutrition

27 February 2015 18:02

For over 30 years, dietary fat has been seen as a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and cancer. This…

The Spectator at war: Keeping the nation sweet

5 October 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 3 October 1914: ALREADY we are engaged in the exacting task of creating an army during time…

Does pre-diabetes really exist?

7 August 2014 11:00

Pre-diabetes is an artificial category with virtually zero clinical relevance,’ said an American professor in the Times. A friend of mine…

Why lobbying against sugar misses the point

15 July 2014 15:57

Everybody knows that obesity is a massive problem. According to the World Health Organisation, it is now linked to more…