The Resource Empty pleasures : the story of artificial sweeteners from saccharin to Splenda, Carolyn de la Peña

Empty pleasures : the story of artificial sweeteners from saccharin to Splenda, Carolyn de la Peña

Label
Empty pleasures : the story of artificial sweeteners from saccharin to Splenda
Title
Empty pleasures
Title remainder
the story of artificial sweeteners from saccharin to Splenda
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn de la Peña
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Sugar substitutes have been a part of American life since saccharin was introduced at the 1893 World's Fair. In Empty Pleasures, the first history of artificial sweeteners in America, Carolyn de la Pena 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. She describes how saccharin, an accidental laboratory by-product, was transformed from a perceived adulterant into a healthy ingredient. As food producers and pharmaceutical companies worked together to create diet products, savvy women's magazine writers and editors promoted artificially sweetened foods as ideal, modern weight-loss aids, and early diet-plan entrepreneurs built menus and fortunes around pleasurable dieting made possible by artificial sweeteners. NutraSweet, Splenda, and their predecessors have enjoyed enormous success by promising that Americans, especially women, can "have their cake and eat it too," but Empty Pleasures argues that these "sweet cheats" have fostered troubling and unsustainable eating habits and that the promises of artificial sweeteners are ultimately too good to be true
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
664/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP422
LC item number
.P46 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Empty pleasures : the story of artificial sweeteners from saccharin to Splenda, Carolyn de la Peña
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
False scarlet : healthful sugar vs. adulterous saccharin in the early twentieth century -- Alchemic ally : women's creativity and control in saccharin and cyclamates -- Diet men : the food-pharma origins of artificially sweetened products -- Prosperity stomachs and prosperous women : diet entrepreneurs -- Saccharin rebels : the right to risky pleasure in 1977 -- Nutrasweet nation : profit, peril, and the promise of a free lunch -- Conclusion : Splenda, sugar, and what mother nature intended
Control code
ocn676697652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (279 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807879672
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tmr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26422414
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676697652
  • pebcs0807879673

Library Locations

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