Resolution time: Posters from World War 1 are still inspiring today

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case against sugar

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It's that time of year when people are making New Years' resolutions, and no doubt many who have read Gary Taubes' new book The Case Against Sugar (as I have been doing) have been thinking of cutting back on the stuff.

Today we are learning (from Taubes and others) that too much sugar is really bad for us, but a hundred years ago, during World War 1 (and again in World War II) it was an important source of energy for the troops.