Not sure if any of you read stories talking about 2/3 of the packaged food in Canada has 'added' sugar (taking into account all forms, not just sugar/HFCS) including places you would not expect to find it. The reporting is awful and if the study itself is as badly written, it is obviously a smear campaign against food producers, not an educational study.
Here's an example of the reporting:http://www.torontosun.com/2017/01/12/ad ... nada-study
This US source is better, pointing out 31% of the products tested in the study were sweets & snacks. I'll add that if you are upset to find added sugar in such products, you are an idiot. http://acsh.org/news/2017/01/12/66-pack ... ugar-10729
Some of the headlines include: added sugar in baby formula. Details please. Of course there'd be added sugar in formula since it is mimicking breast milk which is 7% sugar. Is it more than the 7%? The reporting doesn't say.
It also talked about sugar in your breakfast cereal and even yogurt. Sorry, my breakfast cereal has no added sugar (just wheat and sale in the ingredient list) and neither does my yogurt - I buy plain and add the fruit and a 1/2 tsp of maple sugar flakes, myself.
Some of things they found sugar added to: fruit roll-ups, sweets, cookies, granola bars. I'm Shocked! Shocked, I say!
I think the true story here is that consumers are not bothering to choose non-sugar added foods and choosing to buy packaged cookies instead of baking their own. As well, they are not aware of how much sugar are in 'natural' products. For instance, one mother interviewed was shocked to discover the pure juice she was giving her kids had as much sugar as soda, but that's not a case of 'added sugar' it is just a case of the mother not realizing what foods have sugar in them (added or naturally occurring.)
The reporting didn't help with the 'sugar crisis' we are in. It should have highlighted how one can make good choices by reading the labels and that certain foods should be avoided entirely.
The reporting could have named non-added-sugar foods (plain yogurt, good cereals, and, since 14% of the snacks & sweets didn't have added sugar, those items should have been named.) That would have been useful reporting.