Our food labels desperately need an update.
While I can agree with parts of this (holy carp, would I love for all foods and beverages to disclose exact caffeine content)… um, no. No. No. No.
"Only added sugars (high-fructose corn syrup, table sugar, etc.), not naturally occurring sugars in milk and fruit, are the problem."
Are you trying to kill people, Think Progress? Is that the goal here?
I think part of the problem (so to speak) is approaching this from the standpoint of the nutrition label as a litany of problems to be avoided rather than a listing of information to be taken into account.
And the amount of sugar in food is information that some people need to take into account. It’s a medical necessity. And their bodies don’t care whether the sugar was born inside the orange you’re eating or was injected by the proboscis of a genetically engineered sugar-injecting mosquito.
Yes, let’s present the information in more cogent and less deliberately obfuscating ways. But let’s not go making judgments about what information other people don’t need.