But I wish I had the time and saavy to track down where this 'chlorination' part comes in. Sucrose (sugar) is all carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. I THOUGHT sucralose was just the same, but with a mirror-image structure.
I think I will look up the structure of sucralose.
This is the closest I could find:
"Sucralose is made from sucrose by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups to yield 1,6-dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-BETA-D-fructofu
Interesting. But I still think the fearmongers misinformation and misdirection is actually worse.