Dr. David Bissonette is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Science at Minnesota State University and the author of an important new book: Insatiable: A Nation’s Unappeasable Hunger. New research pubished in the journal Public Health Nutrition found that readily available packaged foods and beverages have a TON, that’s 2000 pounds more added sugar today than they did 15 years ago. Drinks are 36% sweeter. Sugar content in packaged foods shot up by 9 percent. So we have some of the reason for the obesity epidemic evident today. Dr. Bissonette points out that we used to have special foods for special occasions, holidays, but today we have them all of the time. It’s time to think of the damage we’re doing to ourselves and make good choices.