SWEETER DREAMS : THE CHANGING MARKET FOR ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

The magical nanny Mary Poppins sang that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. Unfortunately, the nation is quickly learning its continuous, insatiable demand for sweetness in foods has required a much different remedy.Statistics show that the average American is consuming 20 teaspoons of added sugars a day, beyond that which is naturally occurring in foods and beverages. That's about 65

The magical nanny Mary Poppins sang that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. Unfortunately, the nation is quickly learning its continuous, insatiable demand for sweetness in foods has required a much different remedy.

Statistics show that the average American is consuming 20 teaspoons of added sugars a day, beyond that which is naturally occurring in foods and beverages. That's about 65 pounds per year, and is pointed to by many as a leading contributor to the country's ob

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