I do love Canada. I love food. What I don't love is Canada's approach to food.
Even the United States eventually figured out that added sugars on a nutrition label is a good idea, though the requirement in the States won't happen until 2018. Canada had that same shot and said "no, thank you" (polite Canadians).
The Trudeau Government succumbed to pressure from the food industry despite encouragement from health professionals.
Can your body tell the difference between a cup of blueberries vs. a 12 oz. can of soda pop in terms of sugar? Dietitians and other health professionals say yes; the food industry says no, but not from any proof.
The hope for listing added sugars is that food companies would be compelled to reduce or eliminate the use of glucose-fructose (known as high-fructose corn syrup in the United States).
Canadians who food shop in the U.S. can bring back food with labels so they'll know what their own country won't tell them.
photo credit: FDA.gov