Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend

SWEET HISTORY

-

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.

 ?? GETTY IMAGES ??
GETTY IMAGES

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA