Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
As new guidelines for nutrition are rolled out for the United States, sugar is again a target for reduction. Issued every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health andHumanServices, the guidelines are an important road map for consumers and doctors. While it is no secret that the U.S. has quite a sweet tooth, the history of sugar and humanity stretches back over 8,000 years. Sugar was once considered a fine spice before becoming a common commodity.