Pour some sugar on me! Sugar crisis in America

As only Stephen Colbert can do, he dives into the issues of corporate agriculture and America's food habits by doing an ironic bit on the "Sugar Crisis" in America. Food manufacturers banded together and issued a letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, claiming that America would face an unprecedented shortage of sugar unless access was opened to other international sugar sources. Dr. Marion Nestle countered their claims, stating that they simply want access to "cheaper" sugar markets.

I don't know about you, but when I visit the aisles of my local supermarket, I have to say that it doesn't feel like there's a sugar crisis going on. Although, I did notice that one Walgreen's did not have any of my sugary Hot Tamales the last time I visited. Should I be worried? Crisis!!!

Also, after watching this, I really appreciate the glaze on my apple fritters now. Long live the glaze.

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