FDA Rejects Name Change for High Fructose Corn Syrup

FDA Rejects Name Change for High Fructose Corn Syrup

[Image via The Daily Green] Make no mistake about the war between the sugar industry and the Corn Refiners Association. It’s about tens of millions of dollars in annual revenues. Here’s a recap of previous installments: High fructose corn syrup … Continue reading

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HFCS or Any Other Name

HFCS or Any Other Name

This is a guest blog post by Kiyah Duffey, PhD. In a petition to the FDA last September, the Corn Refiners Association urged the regulatory agency to consider an alternative name for use on product labels: allowing the use of … Continue reading

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Pepsi Switches Back to Sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup

Pepsi Switches Back to Sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup

PepsiCo is due to release its Pepsi Cola and Mountain Dew brand soft drinks in a sugar sweetened formula, a throwback to the 1970′s. The retro brand, aptly named Pepsi Throwback, is due to be release in a few weeks, … Continue reading

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Mercury Found In High Fructose Corn Syrup

Mercury Found In High Fructose Corn Syrup

Just when the Corn Refiners Association thought things were getting better for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), it appears that mercury has found its way into the leading non-diet sweetener. From the Washington Post: Almost half of tested samples of … Continue reading

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The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

The (un)Natural History of Sweet – From Sugar to Stevia

This was the week of stevia, a new zero calorie sweetener, that got FDA approval as a safe food additive, and will shortly find its way into soft drinks and other products scattered about our supermarket aisles. If you are … Continue reading

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Is Obesity related to High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Is Obesity related to High Fructose Corn Syrup?

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), the sweetener everybody loves to hate, has starred in headlines recently, as well as in commercials sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association. Many believe that it is the reason we are all getting fatter. In … Continue reading

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