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(Neatorama)   At one time, food companies struggled with the morality of putting sugar in their cold cereals. Here's how they got over it   ( neatorama.com) divider line
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2013-03-16 01:55:06 PM  
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Shazam999: Ah good ol' NYT, twisting words to... well, sell their POS newspaper.

Yes, what they said is true. However, it's not the entire truth. The tomatoes themselves have sugar in them. A half cup of just regular crushed tomatoes has around 6 grams of naturally occurring sugars. So we can say that Prego adds 4 grams of sugar in a half cup, which is 4/5 of a teaspoon. Not that much really.

And typically, sugar is added to homemade sauces to balance out the acidity. Of course if you do it at home you can control the amount. But really if you go to your favourite artisan Italian restaurant I'll bet you dollars to donuts they're loading up on the sugar too. And really the sauce isn't even the problem - it's the pasta portion, which is usually 4-5 servings.

I can tell you exactly where the whole myth of sugar in pasta sauce came from: Old Betty Crocker cookbooks, known for covering up every other flavor with butter, sugar & salt. It spread from there. It's a myth because it does absolutely nothing to balance acidity, it just covers it up, whereas a little carrot or tiny sprinkle of baking soda will completely neutralize it without any added flavor, and all pasta-making companies know this. Sugar-laden pasta sauces will still irritate sensitive stomachs.
2013-03-15 10:47:51 AM  
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flynn80: hitlersbrain: That's why you need government regulation, libertardians.

Lets start with stop giving them pallets of cash in the form of Subsidies and tax breaks first and let the free market regulate, very little government is necessary.

You're right, it's damn time that we keep letting the Government quit deciding what's best for us. You have the right and the ability to do something about it. Is it we can that control the Government or is the the Government that decides for us? Pull your heads out and do something. But that's just asking too much, let's let them decide what's best for us. I ask you, what's best for us? Our needs or what they think is our needs?. Get off of your ass and let them know.
2013-03-15 10:03:51 AM  
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That's why you need government regulation, libertardians.
2013-03-15 09:54:15 AM  
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Let me guess: $$$

[reads article]

In the end, though, the most convincing "argument" came from the marketing department. They were sure that Post would make big bucks from sugar-coated cereal. And that was that.

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