Corn sweetener loses its luster, and its customers

A brawl between brewers over a Super Bowl ad last winter was not just a market-share battle between beer-making giants. It also offered a revealing look the reduced role corn sweeteners are playing in the food and beverage industry. (No paywall)

Bush backs phase-out of sugar supports

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, seeking the Republican nomination for president, "is parting ways with the [sugar] industry and calling for an end to government subsidies that have boosted company profits for decades," reports the Washington Post.

Fructose tolerance tests and sugar consumption

Researchers at a Boston Hospital discovered a hormone that could be the basis for a "fructose tolerance test," says Harvard University, which could identify people at risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.