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Sign the Petition To Keep High Fructose Corn Syrup Named HFCS Instead of "Corn Sugar"

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The sugar in one can of pop: eight tablespoons. Image credit Lloyd Alter High fructose corn syrup is like a third rail for food writers; when Brian was writing about "the mounting pile of evidence that high fructose corn syrup is unhealthier than ordinary table sugar", Marion Nestle was writing "HFCS is not poison.




 

 

sugar in one can pop The sugar in one can of pop: eight tablespoons. Image credit Lloyd Alter High fructose corn syrup is like a third rail for food writers; when Brian was writing about "the mounting pile of evidence that high fructose corn syrup is unhealthier than ordinary table sugar", Marion Nestle was writing "HFCS is not poison. It is just a mixture of glucose and fructose in almost the same proportions as table sugar, sucrose....Let's give the Corn Refiners credit for calling a sugar a sugar." Michael Pollan was saying in Food Rule 4 that "sugar is sugar." I was writing "being natural doesn't mean better....We all consume far too much sweetener, wherever it comes from" and got fifty comments calling me an idiot. But as we come down to the wire for public comment, Marion Nestle has reconsidered the issue. She cares now. I think she is right. Her petition entry reads:... Read the full story on TreeHugger

 

 

 
 
 

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