i wrote a post back in october about my distaste for people who have an unrational fear of sugar. well, the new york times just recently wrote an article about sugar's "comeback" in light of the public's negative perception of high fructose corn syrup. beginning with its opening phrase, "Sugar, the nutritional pariah that dentists and dietitians have long reviled...," the article leads its readers to believe that all sweeteners are evil and that if you happen to be against the corn sweetener industry that you are clearly an "unknowledgable consumer." instead of focusing on the growing problem of obesity in america, this article has pooled the two schools of thought together, claiming that both high fructose corn syrup supporters and sugar supporters are wrong and "no sweetner or no sugar" is right.
let's face it, sugar exists. let's learn how to eat around it by keeping it out of foods that it doesn't belong in, learn how to eat whole foods instead of those that are pieced and processed, and to save REAL sugar for what it was made for- to make our life sweeter.