Sugar Hysteria: ‘The most dangerous drug of the times’ — ‘Like alcohol, tobacco… use should be discouraged’

The Telegraph reports:

Paul van der Velpen, the head of Amsterdam’s health service, the Dutch capital city where the sale of cannabis is legalised, wants to see sugar tightly regulated.

“Just like alcohol and tobacco, sugar is actually a drug. There is an important role for government. The use of sugar should be discouraged. And users should be made aware of the dangers,” he wrote on an official public health website.

“This may seem exaggerated and far-fetched, but sugar is the most dangerous drug of the times and can still be easily acquired everywhere.”

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11 thoughts on “Sugar Hysteria: ‘The most dangerous drug of the times’ — ‘Like alcohol, tobacco… use should be discouraged’”

  1. So he’s unable to stop eating cookies and candy bars and projects his own weakness on everyone else? Only a true idiot, or someone who overeats sugar and wants everyone punished for his weakness, could make such a statement. I was being diplomatic in starting with weakness and not idiot.

  2. As the head of Amsterdam’s health service he is a bureaucrat first and foremost. His mission is to expand government and its control of everyone and everything within reach.
    “Health” is simply the backdrop for his cultivation of velvet tyranny.

  3. America, this is where we’re headed under “progressives.” Everything not compulsory is forbidden. “Nineteen Eighty-Four” was supposed to be a warning; Euro-bureaucrats are using it as a plan.

  4. Parenthetically, what sort of society is discouraging sugar while extolling promiscuity and wanting people to be cheerful about abortion?

  5. “The number of obese people in the Netherlands has doubled over the last two decades…”
    Maybe it’s the weed?

  6. Paul is coming into the game a bit late. We have a Dr. Lustig here in California, home of the Kookie Antismokers, who has declared that fizzy drinks and sugar are “The greatest public health crisis IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!”

    I.E. greater than the Black Plague, Malaria, or, if you prefer, the Biblical Flood or the impact of the Dinosaur Killer Asteroid.

    I’m not sure if I can post a link here, so I’ll do it separately. If it doesn’t show, just go to YouTube and look up “The Toxic Truth About Sugar” and listen to the first ten seconds.

    – MJM

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