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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...]

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...]


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: Absolutely frightening.  --------------------------------------- 2) From LookSmart ( : "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...]

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...]

Study On Effects Of High Fructose Corn Syrup

An extremely odd study on the effects of high fructose corn syrup on hunger and satiety was released by the University of Washington late last week. The gist of the study was that they had 37 people drink soda pop in the morning - some drank soda pop that was sweetened with hfcs and others drank soda pop that was with sweetened with sugar. Hours and hours after this, the subjects took part in an "all you can eat" lunch buffet and all consumed virtually the same number of calories. I have approximately 3 problems with this study (maybe more, once I dig into it). The first is that the purported problem with hfcs is that your body does not process it when it should, in a timely manner, thus WHILE you are having a soda pop with your meal, … [Read more...]