Sugar is an addictive drug on a par with heroin.
With 40% of Americans already OBESE from this deadly drug, American companies are bombarding the airwaves with ads suggesting government is overbearing and over-regulating the fats and sugars in our food. "Give me a break" is their line on regulation. Clearly half of America is NOT capable of making smart food choices on their own, and the result is a nation dying of food-related diseases by the millions, severely impacting our health system due to our freedom to commit suicide slowly with poor food choices. Fast suicide is illegal, slow suicide by food is normal.
Americans treat fatty foods and a myriad of real and fake chemical sugars like legal drugs that can be consumed in a large quantity with impunity. The average American consumes nearly one-half pound of sugar EVERY single day! We waste billions of dollars on the stupid War on Drugs (which is 90% a war on marijuana, a medicinal plant) when the most dangerous drugs are already in the food that most Americans eat every day at McDonalds! Sugar and fat consumption lead to heart disease, diabetes and colon cancers, some of the top killers of all Americans. We kill ourselves with food on a grand scale in America, with the support of corporations and the US government. And the American tobacco industry.