eh...i dunno. i get raw agave so some of the things he says don't make sense. i am also not allowed sugar or sweetener of any kind (because of health reasons) and when i allow myself something sweetened with agave it doesn't cause anything negative...UNLIKE when i have normal sugar.
The link makes me think twice about believing what is said about agave nectar; too flashy or something.
There's always maple syrup! BTW, I've known several maple syrup producers over the years (including my wife who did it as part of the school district's educational program) and I've never heard of hanging bacon above the simmering trays.
It seems like there is some kind of controversy with just about everything these days. I still use agave, but only in special treats. I make raw cupcakes, using it in some of the bases and icings. However, I don't eat these everyday. I also sometimes substitute other sweeteners like maple syrup or yacon syrup.