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Sugar – changing the recipe doesn’t solve obesity or hunger

There are too many overly thin and overly fat people in the world. Malnutrition and Meganutrition are rife…with hunger, starvation, obesity and diabetes widespread.

Switching the Meganourished to low calorie sugar alternatives probably isn’t the answer. Here’s why – stevia and the like have significantly lower yields per hectare than sugar crops. In short there isn’t enough land on earth to replace all the sugar and grow stevia (and bulking agents). And if people pursue this route it will only drive up the price of food leaving more people unable to eat enough and ultimately become malnourished.

The answer lies elsewhere – in food literacy and fairer markets.