Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Corn, Sugar, Fructose . . . Syrup?


For a while now there's been a lot of press about evil food. The evil food du jour seems to be High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

It’s evil. You don’t have to take my word for it. There’s a general consensus. It’s evil, plain and simple. The big news last week was that the Corn Refiner’s Association wants to change their image. They want to tell you that it’s fine. It’s not evil. It’s just . . . sugar. Maybe we could all call it “corn sugar”? If more and more people are starting to really believe that HFCS is evil maybe we can simply call it something else. Sin is still sin, people. Calling it by a different name doesn’t change its nature.

Anna Lappé reviews the issue here and argues for maintaining the status quo. Personally, I think they should just call it sin.

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