PBPost: Sugar-sponsored coloring book for kids hits a sour note

The coloring books are published by the Sugar Association, which lists two Florida Crystals subsidiaries and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida among its sustaining members. Other Florida-based sugar companies are listed as associate and international members.

 

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: A children’s coloring book produced by the sugar industry starred in a two-county controversy last week — one that raises questions about how corporate propaganda gets distributed.

The book, “A Journey with Sugar Cane and Sugar Beet,” was given to a Palm City Elementary School kindergarten class by a Stuart dentist.

There are a couple of things to question, however. Such as why a dentist, who did not return a phone call, is handing out coloring books promoting sugar.

And, doesn’t anything —especially from a group associated with the controversial sugar industry agenda — at least deserve a look-see from school officials before it’s given to children?

For the complete blog entry: http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/02/08/sugar-sponsored-coloring-book-for-kids-hits-a-sour-note/

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