The Cato Institute did a piece on the Sugar lobby’s attack on Splenda. In my opinion, Doug Bandow, the author of the article entitled “A Sweet Deal for the Sugar Industry,” hits the nail on the head when he says of the sugar industry’s tactics:
You can never get enough from consumers and taxpayers. That apparently is the sugar industry’s motto. Collect subsidies. Ban trade. Outlaw your competitors. Let the American people pay.
In further contemplation on my previous post, I would guess that people get more chlorine from treated municipal water or from a dip in a chlorinated swimming pool than they do from consuming a typical amount of Splenda. I haven’t actually done the calculations, so I’ll leave that for someone else with more time on his or her hands.
Oh, and by the way, if you want to see a real piece of propaganda, go to the sugar lobby website and navigate around. Sugar doesn’t cause obesity? Sugar is a brain food? Sugar is part of a healthy diet? I guess if they say so.