Thursday, August 26, 2010


Did you know that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the No. 1 source of calories for most Americans and causes obesity? HFCS is extremely toxic to your liver, increases inflammation, oxidative stress and your weight. It also creates an aggressive insulin response, which contributes to Type 2 diabetes. Consumption of HFCS is also linked to an increased risk of hypertension.

Need another reason to stay away from any product with HFCS, besides obesity, diabetes and elevated cholesterol? There are high levels of mercury in food products sweetened with toxic HFCS. Even small amounts of mercury can cause symptoms like neuropathy, skin discoloration, elevated heartbeat, high blood pressure, kidney dysfunction and destroy your memory.

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More food companies banish high-fructose corn syrup

First it was calories, then it was fat and sodium. Now, the latest health concern is high-fructose corn syrup.

As the country deals with obesity issues, ingredients in food have come under increasing scrutiny, bringing some confusion to the marketplace but also opportunities for companies as they try to differentiate themselves in a competitive grocery store.

Consumer concern has been getting a quick response from food companies, as many remove high-fructose corn syrup from well-known products, replacing it with cane or beet sugar. Sara Lee Corp. is the latest to jump on board, removing the sweetener from its two best-selling breads. Among the big-name products that already have undergone recipe overhauls are Hunt's ketchup, Gatorade, and everything in Starbucks' pastry case.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Twizzler Manufacturer Campaigning For American Nutrition?

"In fact, most Hershey products contain high fructose corn syrup along with hydrogenated oils, ingredients that do not encompass healthy living."

Companies across the globe are beginning to address their sustainability principles and criteria. By making tangible positive changes, greenwashing may finally be fading away. Enter Hershey’s. The Hershey Company is the most recognized chocolate brand throughout the world and produces very well-known sugar-laden snacks such as Milk Duds and Jolly Ranchers. Recently, this chocolate confectioner became a sponsor with the American Dietetic Association, the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sara Lee Reformulates Its Two Most Popular Breads

Consumers Asked, Sara Lee Listened: Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Removes High Fructose Corn Syrup

Sara Lee North American Fresh Bakery is reformulating the recipes of its two most popular breads -- Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Made with Whole Grain White bread and Sara Lee Soft & Smooth 100% Whole Wheat bread. The High Fructose Corn Syrup in both breads also has been removed and includes sugar only. In addition, Sara Lee Soft & Smooth 100% Whole Wheat now includes vitamin D and is considered an excellent source of calcium.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

High Fructose Corn Syrup for Earth Friendly Flooring

The increase of textile mills being more environmentally conscious passes green products directly to Premier Floor Coverings and its customers, including items made from cork and high fructose corn syrup.

For great floor and window products at great prices, look no further than Premier Floor Coverings.

“We try to keep it fresh and stay on the trends, and make everyone happy that comes in,” said owner Dan Grattan, who manages a team of 11 employees, including installers, with his wife Julie.

Premier Floor Coverings has provided floor and window coverings, tools, supplies and top-notch customer service in Grass Valley since the early 1990s.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Cane sugar challenges corn syrup in soft-drink formulas

As for why corn syrup is cheaper? Corn subsidies. Our tax dollars are going toward the crapification of our diet.

Take a stroll down the soda aisle, and you'll see a slew of products taking a more natural approach to sweetness. The selling point: "Made with real cane sugar."

Cane sugar sodas are meant to be an antidote to soft drinks that are sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. The idea is that cane sugar offers a more balanced and natural taste than its corn syrup counterpart.

Think of it as the difference between Mexican Coca-Cola, which is made with cane sugar, and its American sibling with high fructose corn syrup. To Aaron Moreno, who writes the Sacramento Food in the Hood blog, it's Mexican Coke that's the real thing.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cancer finding may make corn syrup the new tobacco

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), a corn-based sweetener developed in 1957 and engineered into a wide range of food starting in 1975, looks headed to becoming a major health concern of this generation.

In the process Archer Daniels-Midland may become a one-company “big tobacco.”

ADM is not the only HFCS producer, just the largest and best-known. Overall HFCS production has fallen 13% from 2001.

ADM led the push for HFCS in food during the 1970s, and by the mid-90s had one-third of the market. The company helped it replace cane sugar in soda, becoming a major political player. It’s also a major advocate for ethanol, also produced from corn.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

High-fructose corn syrup linked to deadliest type of cancer

New research from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center takes aim at high-fructose corn syrup. The study found that pancreatic cancers use fructose to fuel their growth, and that, contrary to conventional wisdom, cancers processed fructose differently than glucose.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

High fructose corn syrup debate heats up

Early this year, ConAgra Foods decided to reformulate Hunts ketchup, one of its biggest brands, replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in it with sugar. In April, new bottles featuring a banner saying "No high fructose corn syrup" arrived in stores.

Among other major-brand products that have replaced high-fructose corn syrup with sugar are Gatorade, several Kraft salad dressings, Wheat Thins, Ocean Spray cranberry juice, Pepsi Throwback, and Mountain Dew Throwback.

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