July 9, 2001 |
Sandy Resnick and her family used to revel in sugary desserts such as huge, hot, chocolate chip cookies with melting vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. But that was before Resnick's 12-year-old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Resnick started realizing how often the family would turn to sugar as a "very, very available quick fix for hunger."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1999
Q: Is sucralose safe? A: Sucralose is a new artificial sweetener that has been approved for use in beverages, baked goods and other foods, and as a table-top sugar substitute. It is made from the natural sugar sucrose by chemically adding three chlorine atoms to its backbone and is an estimated 600 times sweeter than sugar. Because of the chlorine atoms, sucralose is not digested and passes through the body unchanged. Unlike a similar fat substitute, it does not cause fecal leakage or diarrhea.
November 30, 2007 |
The next battle in the Splenda wars is about to begin. A hearing in a false-advertising lawsuit against the company that makes the sweetener is scheduled for Monday in federal court in Los Angeles. Filed by five U.S. sugar companies, the suit claims McNeil Nutritionals has deliberately misled consumers with its "made from sugar, tastes like sugar" advertising campaign. "We believe it is manipulation on an important subject," said Dan Callister, a lawyer for the Sugar Assn. Inc.
December 16, 2013 |
Canadian researchers think they have found a great way to trace the travels of treated sewage after it is discharged into rivers: Follow the artificial sweeteners. The scientists found elevated concentrations of four sweeteners - cyclamate, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame - in water samples collected along the length of the Grand River in Ontario, Canada. Commonly used in diet drinks, the sweeteners got into the Grand by way of the 30 sewage treatment plants that empty into the river and its tributaries.
September 8, 2003 |
A new, low-calorie sweetener is making its U.S. debut in a diet frozen cola drink, but it may not be long before you find it in breakfast cereals, brownies, ice cream, candies and energy bars. The commercial launch of tagatose, which has 92% of the sweetness of table sugar, came with the introduction of 7-Eleven's Diet Pepsi Slurpee.
February 21, 1990 |
A roundup of business developments spotted by other publications.Items were compiled and edited by Grassroots Research, a unit of the San Francisco money management firm of RCM Capital Management. Modest Rebound: A look at the Gulf states suggests an upswing in the oil industry. The rig count in Louisiana rose again last week by four units to 143, an increase over the 12 rigs in the same week a year ago.