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Trailer for the Movie, “King Corn”

Here is a trailer for the movie 'King Corn,' which I highly recommend.  It's an in-depth and entertaining documentary about the corn industry, high-fructose corn syrup and "King Corn" (presumably our beloved Earl Butz, but they never do say). My favorite quote: "It's enough to make you distrust everything on your plate." … [Read more...]

King Corn

Here is a review and a run-down of the movie "King Corn" which devotes a segment to high-fructose corn syrup.  An entertaining documentary which raises a lot of good questions.  One of the biggest, to me, "Why no cameras in the high-fructose corn syrup manufacturing plant????" … [Read more...]

Store To Ban High-Fructose Corn Syrup

The Weaver Street Market is banning foods which contain high fructose corn syrup from its shelves.  They site the growing epidemic of childhood obesity as a major concern and reason for doing this. … [Read more...]

Sugary Carbs vs. Starchy Carbs

This article says that starchy carbs may not be as bad as all that.  But that it's the sugary carbs we should be worried about, specifically citing high-fructose corn syrup and its effect on insulin. … [Read more...]

Statistics

1) According to the Corn Refiners Association, per capita U.S. consumption of high fructose corn syrup has gone from .5 pounds per year in 1970 to 59.2 pounds per year in 2005. Which also equate to 2 calories of hfcs consumed daily in 1970 to 200 caloires of hfcs consumed daily in 2005. SOURCE: http://www.corn.org/web/percaphfcs.htm Absolutely frightening.  --------------------------------------- 2) From LookSmart (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0854/is_7_27/ai_n17207352) : "Refined Carbs and Soda Are Culprits. "We saw a huge upswing in total calories between 1980 and 1997, almost all of it from refined carbohydrates, particularly corn syrup sweeteners," says Lee Gross, M.D., lead researcher of the study. During … [Read more...]

President’s Cancer Panel Recommendations

The President's Cancer Panel recommends "limiting subsidies promoting production of high-fructose corn syrup." Story is here. … [Read more...]

Health Info About HFCS

Excellent Study with tons of information about high fructose corn syrup, diabetes, liver and pancreas function and more. Especially interesting is the study on its effect on insuling and leptin: Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity. … [Read more...]

Fat Cows | Fat Human Beings

According to this article, "...subsidies encourage commodity growers to plant an oversupply of low-priced corn and soy, which is processed into high-calorie high-fructose corn syrup and soybean oil and fed to feedlot animals bound for burgerville." Why does the health department preach moderation and then seemingly force-feed us an over-abundance of high-calorie/low nutritive food? Why is virtually EVERYTHING corn-based in one way or another? Why does nearly everything have to have high-fructose corn syrup in it? Why has soy been shoved down our throats as well (literally - but that's a whole other subject I will take on when I start my food stuff blog)? The article above raises a lot more questions than it answers, but they are good … [Read more...]