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September 18, 2008

What's so bad about high fructose corn syrup?

Article on the TIME/CNN website:

Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Really Good for You? , by Lisa McLaughlin

Shopping last week in her local New York City grocery store, Elise Mackin, 32, filled her cart with items she knows to be good for her family — whole grains, fruits and veggies — and shied away from products that contained less wholesome ingredients. "Trans fats are out," she said, "and anything with high-fructose corn syrup."

The problem is that most people can't quite say why they believe HFCS is bad for them.  Is it worse than table sugar (which has similar proportions of fructose and glucose)?  The article highlights the uncertainty about HFCS and includes links to recent industry ads promoting its safety.

September 18, 2008 in Ingredients | Permalink


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