Sometimes you see an article that has it all: greed, junk science, a level of perversity with the facts that would make the former Iraqi information minister say, “Whoa.” The Guardian reports that the Sugar industry threatens to scupper WHO— saying it will lobby to cut WHO funding if they release a report saying that a diet with more than 10% sugar is bad for you.

The great thing is that the sugar industry is claiming that a diet of up to 25% sugar is safe. Already, Americans eat an average of half a pound of sugar a day, disguised in drinks, snacks, etc.. Maybe the Sugar Association thinks we’re underconsuming.