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Corn Refiners Association Launches Web Site to Inform Us All About Sweeteners

From the "Web Sites as Propaganda Machines" file, I am flabbergasted to bring news that the Corn Refiners Association has launched a web site called "sweet smarts" so they can inform all of us ignorant folks out in the webosphere about how different sweeteners stack up against each other.  (i.e. try to convince us that 4 calories worth of high fructose corn syrup is no worse for you than 4 calories worth of honey or sugar.) They have a cute little quiz that I took.  I deliberately got all of the answers wrong so they could preach at me, and tell me how great hfcs is. They presented two very arguable (in my opinion) points as factual.  First, they referred to research which came to the conclusion that sweetening beverages with HFCS … [Read more...]

Potential Class Action Lawsuit Against Snapple re: HFCS

This article, in the July 6, 2007 edition of The Star Ledger in New Jersey, says that a pending lawsuit is over Snapple's claim that their fruit drinks and teas are "all natural." In fact, they contain high fructose corn syrup. The article says, " 'The representation that something is all natural, as far as we're concerned, requires the product be all natural,' said East Brunswick attorney Philip Tortoreti, who filed the complaint on behalf of Morganville resident Stacy Holk. 'And high-fructose corn syrup is not all natural.' " Snapple is owned by Cadbury Scheppes, which is currently trying to sell their beverage division entirely, in order to concentrate on confectionaries. … [Read more...]