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Monday, October 27, 2014

Watch John Oliver Take on the Sugar Industry

Posted By on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM

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Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the sugar industry. Specifically, the 75 pounds of sugar the average American eats in a year, and the steps that the FDA is taking to curtail that consumption. As with most stories about the incredible power of the corporate food industry, it's more about what lobbying groups are doing to strike down an "added sugar" line item on nutrition labels.

Judging from the insane amount of money that Big Soda has spent against the soda tax in S.F., they won't give this up without a fight.

Go, watch, if only for the laugh-out-loud digs Oliver gets at Necco wafers and circus peanuts.

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Anna Roth

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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