Did you know that unless your bag of sugar says it's cane sugar it's probably not? Some granulated sugar is actually beet sugar. It will say so on the bag.
I don't necessarily agree that cane sugar is a natural and not man-made product. There is a manufacturing process to convert the cane stalks into the sugar we buy in the store, so in my opinion that makes it man-made as well.
Regardless, sugar is sugar is sugar. And karenteacher is correct in saying it's the way they disguise the fact that it's sugar that's the problem.
Yeah, I just found that out this year. I buy one of the kinds that's pure cane sugar, but either one doesn't really matter to me. It's true, sugar does go through manufacturing, but HFCS was made in a lab, which is the part I don't like besides the fact that they're trying to sneak it into everything we eat and drink. You guys are also right in the fact that most people need to limit all the sugars, and I try to do that too.
This discussion has made me realize how personal food is. I've been paying a lot more attention to what my family eats this year, and there's so much to look for on labels. It would be nice if we didn't have to worry about what's in our food and could know that what we eat is wholesome and good for us.