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Wal-Mart Sells Splenda Rip-Off

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Always Low Prices reports that Wal-Mart has landed in a sticky situation by selling its artificial sweetener Splenda — but selling it at three quarters of the price and under a different name, Altern. While the no-calorie substance has now been speedily yanked from Wal-Mart store shelves, Splenda’s manufacturer, Tate & Lyle, learned that the […]

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Splenda Crunches Into Cereal Market

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Thanks to Mercola.com for alerting us to the fact that Tate & Lyle recently announced the launch of two new Splenda-filled "cereal ingredient solution sets" — ENRICH 701 and ENRICH 702, according to a press release from PR Newswire. Dr. Mercola and other experts have been consistently trying to alert the public to Splenda’s potential […]

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Splenda Slips into School Bake Sales, But Is It Safe?

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The top-selling artificial sweetener Spenda is now being promoted to encourage kids and their parents to bake "lower-sugar treats  with SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking." This is a development that some health experts such as Dr. Joseph Mercola (who runs the popular mercola.com website) find quite alarming. In fact, Splenda, Dr. Mercola notes, is a […]

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Aspartame Induces Tumors, Study Shows

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New research from Italy shows that the artificial sweetener aspartame can be carcinogenic. Indeed, scientists showed for the first time in experimental conditions that aspartame "causes a dose-related statistically significant increase in lymphomas [malignant tumors that arise in the lymph nodes] and leukaemias [chronic neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow] in female rats at dose […]

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Sales Soar of Diet Candy

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The average American’s sweet tooth is very much alive — even if he or she doesn’t eat foods containing real sugar or high fructose corn syrup. That’s right. Sales of low-sugar and low-fat candies in the U.S. quadrupled between 2000 and 2004, reports a new study, "Market Trends: Diet Candy — The World of Low-Sugar, […]