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Feb. 9 brown bag: The story on artificial sweeteners

How has saccharin, an accidental laboratory by‐product, been transformed in our minds into a healthy ingredient?

In Empty Pleasures, the first history of artificial sweeteners in the United States, Professor Carolyn de la Peña blends popular culture with business and women’s history, examining the invention, production, marketing, regulation, and consumption of sugar substitutes such as saccharin, Sucaryl, NutraSweet, and Splenda.

Professor De la Peña doesn’t scold or scare, but rather tells the fascinating story of how this commonplace food product has transformed our relationship with food.

Come hear de la Peña discuss her new book on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 12 – 1 p.m. in Franklin Building, Room 5320. Or watch it online at: www.ustream.tv/ucevents.

The event, sponsored by ORGS, is part of the ongoing UCOP research lunchtime series. To receive email reminders and notices about future events, join the LECTURES-L mailing list by contacting: orgs@ucop.edu.


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