Food Ethics Council Magazine. Spring 2009. Sugar: A bitter pill?

Every man, woman and child in the UK eats an average 40kg of sugar per year, and global sugar production is 165 million tonnes per year and rising. What kind of damage is this level of consumption doing to our health and the environment? Who wins and loses from our sweet tooth? And if we cut down, or even quit, who would be hardest hit – big business or small farmers? These are just some of the issues tackled in the Food Ethics Council’s latest magazine ‘Sugar: a bitter pill?’