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Chapter One. False Scarlet: Healthful Sugar vs. Adulterous Saccharin in the Early Twentieth Century

Chapter Two. Alchemic Ally: Women’s Creativity and Control in Saccharin and Cyclamates

Chapter Three. Diet Men: The Food- Pharma Origins of Artificially Sweetened Products

Chapter Four. Prosperity Stomachs and Prosperous Women: Diet Entrepreneurs

Chapter Five. Saccharin Rebels: The Right to Risky Pleasure in 1977

Chapter Six. Nutra Sweet Nation: Profit, Peril, and the Promise of a Free Lunch

Conclusion: Splenda, Sugar, and What Mother Nature Intended






From EMPTY PLEASURES: THE STORY OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS FROM SACCHARIN TO SPLENDA by Carolyn de la Peña. Copyright © 2010 by the University of North Carolina Press. Used by permission of the publisher.

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The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda
by Carolyn de la Peña

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Copyright 2010 Carolyn Thomas