Tag Archives: Sugar

She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.

Source: NY Times Food

The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.

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How the Sugar Industry Spent Decades Manipulating Health Studies

Source: Grub Street NY

Underhanded as it was, the $100 million that Coca-Cola spent on “health research” before it got outed last year is apparently just the tip of the sham-science iceberg when it comes to hiding sugar’s bad health effects: Newly discovered documents show that in the …

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A Start-Up Invented a Way to Make Foods Less Sugary by Using Mushrooms

Source: Grub Street NY

If Coke really wants to kick soda’s image as the cause of a public-health crisis, the answer may involve mushroom dust. A three-year-old start-up out of Colorado has developed a rather novel use for the fungus: A small amount mixed into sweet foods helps block bitter flavors, freeing food-makers from…More »

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Sidney Mintz, Father of Food Anthropology, Dies at 93

Source: NY Times Food

Professor Mintz was often described as the father of food anthropology, a mantle bestowed on him after the critical and popular success of his 1985 book, “Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History.”

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