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By John S. White, Ph.D., White Technical Research | 02/19/2010
Food Processing's February cover story, Holy Grail of Sweeteners? disappointed all who have followed recent developments in the added sugars debate. Especially disconcerting was the incompleteness of the material used to justify the article on high-intensity sweeteners.
I'm not so concerned about the ill-informed quote from first lady Michelle Obama about high-fructose corn syrup. More serious was the mischaracterization of nutritive sweeteners as unhealthy food choices. [Author Diane Toops] did not attempt to separate nutritive sweetener fact from fiction nor historical conjecture from currently accepted truth.
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