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SugarScience. No, you're not reading it wrong

The soda tax initiative in San Francisco didn’t pass this election term, but that isn’t stopping scientists at the University of California, San Francisco from fighting the battle on sugar with the launch of the new public education site, … 286 more words


Berkeley versus Big Soda, Round One

Score one for public health associations in battle with soda companies in California this election midterm.  The first soda tax in the United States was passed with a 75 percent vote in Berkeley, California after a millions-of-dollars fight with the beverage industry, according to… 169 more words


Sugary facts :-)

Everyone loves sugar,here is your chance to know more facts about sugar that nonone has ever told you about.

  1. Crystallized sugar has been around a long time…
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I organized my produce drawer!

I organized my produce drawer today, and it made me feel great. I have spinach, escarole, greens, lemons, half a tomato, mint, basil, and a half-inch of ginger. 321 more words


The sugar high myth

When little Johnny chases two slices of birthday cake with a can of soda then does cartwheels for half an hour, the explanation is simple: He has a sugar high, right? 243 more words


The big names in sugar

Sucrose and high fructose corn syrup are the big names when it comes to sugars.  Sucrose, of course, because it is table sugar; the disaccharide that we use in our home baked treats.  542 more words


Sugar Chemistry of Hard Candies

Old-fashioned candy-making is a fascinating spectacle, if one ever gets the opportunity to watch. Fortunately, the Internet is full of videos like this one, which shows how hard candies (specifically, candy canes) are made by hand: 771 more words

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