Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sugar vs. Corn Syrup: 50 years of sweet, sweet smackdowns

1957 High-fructose corn syrup invented.

1975 Average American annual consumption: 70 lbs. of sugar, 4 lbs. HFCS.

1985 US Coca-Cola manufacturers replace sugar with HFCS.

2004 Equal sues Splenda over "Made From Sugar So It Tastes Like Sugar" tagline.

2005 A study suggests fructose causes obesity.

November 2006 Makers of Jones Soda switch from HFCS to sugar; receive angry email from Corn Refiners Association (CRA).

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