Category Archives: Sweeteners

Artificial Science On…Artificial Sweeteners

This one has it all: Research from a prestigious institute published in a prestige journal; a provocative and contrarian set of findings; topical subject matter, sure to attract mainstream media; and the use of ultra high-tech genome sequencing in the too-cool-for-school realm of the gut biome. Just published online in Nature, the study is entitled “Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.” [Suez et al.]

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European version of FDA decides Aspartame is safe after all

[European Food Safety Agency press release]

“Aspartame and its breakdown products are safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure, EFSA concludes in its first full risk assessment of this sweetener. To carry out its risk assessment, EFSA has undertaken a rigorous review of all available scientific research on aspartame and its breakdown products, including both animal and human studies.”

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Food nanny Walter Willett: Sugar causes premature death

Walter… we eagerly await some scientific evidence for that claim. Continue reading

Coca-Cola launches ad campaign to defend the use of artificial sweeteners in Diet soda

The Daily Mail reports: Continue reading

Ron Bailey: Top 5 Bogus Public Health Scares

Reason’s Ron Bailey writes: Continue reading

Food nannies fail math in effort to blame obesity on high fructose corn syrup

The food nannies at Citizens for Health (And who are the Citizens Against Health) stated today: Continue reading

Food Police downgrade Splenda from ‘Safe’ to ‘Caution’

This is junk science because… Continue reading