The problem here is when people say "sugar" is toxic, they specifically mean the ingredient used to sweeten many of our foods (table sugar, high fructose corn syrup). You don't say, I'd like two lumps of sucrose for my coffee, you just say "sugar".
I understand that there is a lot of crap diets and unverified "science" out there, but this doesn't seem to be the case if you actually listen to what he says.
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The C.I.A. never did an assessment to determine how a ruse had turned into a full-blown international incident, officials said, nor was anyone held accountable. In fact, agency officials who oversaw the technology directorate — including Donald Kerr, who helped persuade George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, that the software was credible — were promoted, former officials said.