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From Sugar to Splenda: A Personal and Scientific Journey of by Bert Fraser-Reid

By Bert Fraser-Reid

greater than simply accident connects a Tate & Lyle lawsuit and synthetic sweetener to Jamaican-born Chemist Bert Fraser-Reid. From his first adventure of Chemistry via his diabetic father, to his choice and force as a Chemistry pupil in Canada, Fraser-Reid weaves a awesome story integrating technological know-how, legislations and autobiographical anecdotes. This publication arises from the lawsuit introduced via Tate & Lyle opposed to businesses accused of infringing its patents for sucralose, the candy element within the man made sweetener SPLENDA that's made by means of chlorinating sugar. From a 1958 undergraduate intern witnessing the pioneering experiments on sugar chlorination, to being the 1991 recipient of the world’s best prize for carbohydrate chemistry, Fraser-Reid was once groomed for his position as specialist witness within the pointed out lawsuit. however, it kind of feels greater than his occupation hyperlinks Fraser-Reid to the case.

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