Fundamental biological particles of the Wooniverse: The Up GMOson, the Charmed Autistic Vaxon, the Top Fructoson...
The most recently annouced is the Fructoson, which is just freshly analysed by Mike Gibney at gibney on food:
"IN THE PAST, the sugar component of most sweetened beverages was obtained either from sugar beet or cane sugar. For both sugar cane and sugar beet, the sugar found is called sucrose and it is one molecule of glucose linked to one molecule of fructose. In the late 1960s, an alternative to sugar was developed which was cheaper to use and less prone to the volatility of the global sugar market in terms of price and volume. This alternative is known as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and it is produced in two stages. Ordinary cornstarch is first broken down to its basic constituent glucose and the glucose is then treated with a natural enzyme that converts it to fructose. The two sugars, glucose and fructose can now be blended yielding mixes with varying ratios. For the soft drinks industry, the ratio is 55% fructose and 45% glucose.
For some time now, various “experts” have come down heavily on fructose for its deleterious effects on health. Google the word ‘fructose and within the top three sites you find “Fructose-Sweet but dangerous” and “Sugar may be bad but fructose is far more deadly”. The latter has a link to a You Tube video by Robert Lustig, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. The video is entitled “Sugar – the bitter truth”. In his video, he outlines his belief that our modern food supply is “adulterated, contaminated, poisons and tainted” and the culprit is fructose..."
Continues @ gibneyonfood: Fructose - challenging the myths:
Note to self: Looks like Something to Chew On is worth buying.