Real Research Busts Anti- Corn Sugar Activists for Their Fear Mongering Hype

In HFCS, Research by Cathryn

With all of the products labeled “No HFCS” cluttering store shelves, it seems obvious that consumers are demanding food manufacturers banish what was once an industry staple.  Like many assumptions though, this isn’t the case.  According to a study released earlier this month by Mintel Research Consultancy, most consumers look to avoid total added sugars and not high fructose corn …

Who Wasn’t Paying Attention in High School English Class?

In Activism, Current News, Education, Ethanol, HFCS, Legislation, Policy, Politics, Social Media by Cathryn

As high school English teachers hand out research paper assignments to eye rolls and sighs, they must know that their students feel nearly certain that the knowledge gained in carefully sourcing their final assignment will never serve them later in life.  This attitude remains pervasive into adulthood it seems as many legislators, food elitists and a broad array of anti-ag …

Domestic Diva Knows How Sweet Corn Really Is

In HFCS, Media by Cathryn

Love her or hate her, Martha Stewart holds a special place in American culture as the domestic diva who made masses of women contemplate how they cooked, decorated and entertained.  From the chickens she tends for fresh eggs to the pies that she bakes from scratch, Stewart epitomizes the foodie movement that seeks to promote a food-centric culture that embraces …

Studies Show HFCS Isn’t the Obesity Boogie Man

In HFCS, Research by Cathryn

While it may be easier to blame the pounds that have crept around our midsections over the past few winters on a single demon-food, a comprehensive review of research presented by James M. Rippe, MD, at the American Society of Hypertension Annual Meeting shows yet again that the way the human body metabolizes high fructose corn syrup and table sugar …

When Sugar Isn’t So Sweet

In Food, HFCS by Cathryn

The battle of the sweeteners rages on as the Western Sugar Cooperative sues the Corn Refiners Association and corn processors to stop use of the words “corn sugar” in place of the more traditional “high fructose corn syrup.”  Despite arguments that they want to protect consumers from false advertising, the reasons behind the suit are anything but sweet. Even the …

A Sweetener by Any Other Name

In HFCS by Cindy

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” — William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet — Corn growers and corn refiners would like to see a new name on food labels for their much-maligned product, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). They prefer the name “corn sugar” instead. The Corn Refiners Association …

The Word is Out- Girl Scouts Aren’t Always Sweet

In Activism, HFCS by Cathryn

As Girl Scout cookie sale season launches across the country, the organization is taking back to the streets with a message that leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of agvocates as they take their formerly internal anti-ag messages to our doorsteps. Last summer, Corn Commentary (Volumes 1 and 2) looked at the blatant hypocrisy inherent in profiting from the …

A Sweet Taste of Truth

In Blogroll, Corny News, Current News, Food, HFCS by Mark

So what wine goes best with myths and lies? Apparently someone better figure this out quickly as the American public is getting served up a lot of misleading information and in some cases out right fabrications regarding what they eat. The latest list of food fibs and myths come from the Editors of Eating Healthy Magazine who expose a number of urban …

Spoiled Sauce Turns Stomachs at Farm Progress

In Activism, HFCS by Cathryn

Kansas City is known for BBQ, but a small company in Wall Lake, Iowa called Cookies, has been growing a good crop of BBQ sauce fans across the Midwest. Unfortunately, a poor marketing move against another hot commodity in Iowa, corn, has some at the Farm Progress looking for other condiments.   Cookies Sauces, found at the Farm Progress and other …

LA Times Critical of UCLA HFCS Study

In Current News, HFCS, Media, Research by Mark

Every so often you come across a single well turned phrase that you wish had come out of your own mouth.  I did so this morning while checking out a blog in the Los Angeles Times regarding the latest over-blown information purporting links between fructose sweetener and cancer. Tami Dennis, health and science editor of the Los Angeles Times wrote …