Running for your next meal…
According to research the answer is very simple. It’s the food we eat. More specifically, the sheer amount of sugar in that food and sugar we’re often unaware of.
The scientific innovation by Japan in the 70’s, which led to the mass development of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), an incredibly cheap, highly sweet, gloppy syrup, produced from corn, changed everything. Since then, HFCS has been pumped into every conceivable food: pizzas, coleslaw, soft drinks, chocolates, meat; you name it, it’s probably in there too. It provides that ‘just baked’ sheen on bread and cakes, makes everything sweeter, and extends the shelf life from days to years in some products.
Our bodies have lost the battle against the ‘sugar’ we can’t see other than in the mirror. We will over the next few weeks be running a series of articles and sharing research that will help you make up your own mind. For now turn to page 8 for the latest news about bacon. Send me your comments: email@example.com Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post