Give me some sugar
October 22, 2015 Leave a comment
Can you see what is wrong with this graph?
It switches from being a chart for the UK to one for the US in the 1970s. Why would it do that?
This graph which is actually for UK sugar consumption shows a decline from the 1970s onwards.
The first chart was tweeted by the Managing Editor of the New Scientist as part of an article in support of a sugar tax. Was Rowan Hooper deliberately misusing data or does this kind of thing often get missed in his magazine? Not good either way.