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The Evolution of the Sweet Tooth

From the very first time that your mother admonished your grandmother for letting you have a bunch of candy when you were under her care, you’ve been aware that sugar isn’t good for you.

Maybe you didn’t fully understand why… You’ve probably heard it all. “You’ll get a sugar rush!” “You’ll get pimples on your skin.” “You’ll grow a spare tire around your mid section.”

And while all of those things are true…

Our collective knowledge of the dangers of sugar (especially refined sugar cane, and less of the natural sugars occurring in fruits) has not stalled the growth of the more than $90 billion global sugar industry.

Prison Labor Helps Keep Wages Low on the Outside

“Stay out of it” is pretty much the standard distillation of analysis regarding the prison industrial complex, at least according to most public school curricula. 

Not bad advice, certainly.

But in the wake of the great informational tsunami that’s flooded the shores of the West these last few months, and in keeping with our commitment to participate in a capitalist word as consciously and ethically as we can, we can’t help but dig a little deeper into two key facts:

Dr. Pedram Shojai

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