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Sugar As 'Toxin' And Other 2013 Food Culture Trends - 01/21/2013

"Sugar’s vilification as “toxic” is one of the food-culture trends shaping up to have significant implications for food makers/marketers and retailers in 2013, according to a new report from The Hartman Group.

Progressive, health and wellness-minded consumers are increasingly concerned about research linking excessive consumption of added sugars and fructose to systemic inflammation and long-term risks for heart disease and other chronic diseases -- pointing to sugar perhaps becoming “the next tobacco,” according to Hartman’s “Ideas in Food—A Cultural Perspective” report..."