Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ohio farmers say jobs at stake in debate over high-fructose corn syrup

Perhaps these farmers might remove themselves from the government-subsidized dole and begin supplying fruits and vegetables for Americans.

Ohio farmers say jobs are at stake as more companies in the food industry drop high-fructose corn syrup from their products.

Some nutritionists cite the syrup as part of the country's obesity problem, though industry scientists and many dietitians say it is no more fattening than sugar.

Nonetheless, PepsiCo Inc. has removed all high-fructose corn syrup from sports drink Gatorade and replaced it with cane sugar.

Ohio produces $2.1 billion worth of corn, making it the nation's No. 7 grower of the crop. The state has 1,700 corn-refining employees and 2,500 corn farmers.

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