Yes, added sugar was always the problem.
It seems healthy food is always second to a healthy economy as far as the (UK) government is concerned.
Currently the uk is considering lifting the current (EU) ban on [nasty American] chlorinated chicken
, regardless of any health issues this may cause. Its all about trade! I confess I don't know too much about "chlorinated" chicken - but I don't see the health benefits of eating meat that has been washed in chlorine. Expect it cheap to produce however.
Similar situation with the sugary drinks, the manufacturers have had considerable money to lobby [bribe] the various governments. Milk industry too, it not common knowledge that adult humans don't really digest cows milk easily.
Guess you have to take "advise" with a pinch of salt!