I have my eye on you, high fructose corn syrup. I have seen the way that you have infiltrated our world and invaded so many of our food products from soda to bread. Bread! I had to throw out a half loaf of bread when I discovered that one of the ingredients was switched up on me from sugar to high fructose corn syrup. How dare you make the claim in your ads that you can enjoy it in moderation when it is in so many products?
I have seen the way that you have tried to deceive the American public further by trying to change your name — from High Fructose Corn Syrup to corn sugar — because you know how easily people can be fooled. All it takes is a name change and suddenly people forget that having a name similar to cane sugar doesn’t change the fact that it has a role in autism in children.
That’s right, autism — not the ridiculous nonsense reasons that cause doctors to have to fire their patients but this disgusting substance, which is not found in most countries other than the United States (the only country where autism seems to be exploding like this) seems to have a hand in making it happen.
Well I am happy to write that there is very good news courtesy of the Food and Drug Administration. I wish it were that your vile substance was banned from being made or used in our food products — I hope that day shall come soon. Instead, the great news is that the Food and Drug Administration has denied your request to change your name to corn sugar.
I’m not crazy about the reason that the FDA rejected the name change. It was all based on a technicality — that of sugar as a dried thing, as opposed to the high fructose corn syrup which is quite moist. It seems that the American Medical Association wants to do more research on the effects of high fructose corn syrup, which I find to be quite aggravating because so many studies have pointed to no good coming of even “moderate” usage of it.
Until the American Medical Association realizes what we have known for years and will continue to know — let’s just try to avoid you, high fructose corn syrup!
It’s a good day when the FDA actually does something good and quantifiable!
A rare but good day!
I’m up in the air on all this HFCS thing. I figure if one sticks to a ‘non-processed’ diet as much as possible, this pesky little problem would take care of itself. And it is a problem. No question there. But it’s the fast food, fast fix, fast eats, em-PHA-sis on the FAST that creates the need for this additive in the first place.
My husband calls venison ‘fast food’. I lean toward cucumbers, tomatoes and corn as fast food. 🙂
Ay, Lillian, and there’s the rub — it takes a lot more effort in 2012 to stick to a non-processed diet than it did in 1970! 🙂 I like your version of fast food and your husband’s as well! 🙂