Two of my favorite online outlets ran take-down posts this week declaring Pollan an anti-feminist "sexist pig." Salon went so far as to insert the insulting allegation in its headline, while Jezebel merely twisted the already-twisted words of the former piece and confusingly described Pollan as a "DIY messiah" (move over, Martha Stewart!).
The statement that fructose is toxic is, simply, false. Fruit contains fructose. Honey, which has been part of the human diet since the Stone Age, contains more fructose than glucose. Saying that fructose is toxic but fruit is not is like saying that democracy is evil, but the United States is fine.