Why Sugar Taxes are Pointless (and Ableist)

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Because of sugar taxes in the UK, A.G. Barr, creator of the iconic Scottish pop Irn-Bru has made the unfortunate choice to add artificial sweeteners to their non-diet soda.

Ah, but less sugar is good? For me, and thousands of other people, the choice to add aspartame to Irn-Bru means that the pop is now permanently off limits. In fact, it has always been common in the UK to add aspartame…