Corn Syrup and Cancer Scare Story

In HFCS, Media by Cindy

There is always a danger in the media reporting on scientific studies as if they were a new Gospel – which is what they tend to do, with the blessing of the scientists involved, of course – since more publicity means more grant money to do more studies. The problem is that scientific research can’t just be boiled down to …

HFCS Is Sweet Surprise

In Audio, CUTC, HFCS by Chuck

One of the sweetest presentations at this year’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference had to do with high fructose corn syrup. The presenter was John White, White Technical Research. John does work for the Corn Refiner’s Association and greeted people in their booth. John caught my attention during his presentation when he said that all the negative information you’ve heard …

Scouting for Truth: Part 2

In General, HFCS by Cathryn

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two posts reviewing comments made about corn and corn products in booklets distributed by the Girl Scouts of America. Click here for the first part. For the past few years, people have been talking about high fructose corn syrup.  At the grocery stores, on television and even on Facebook, people seem to enjoy …

Scouting for Truth: Part 1

In Food vs Fuel, General, HFCS by Cathryn

First of Two Parts If you listen to the Girl Scouts, you start to hear some pretty strange things lately.  The organization that helped girls build useful skills and fostered healthy self images for generations has expanded its range of activities. Now, in addition to teaching girls skills like camping or sewing, Girl Scouts teaches misinformation about agriculture and promotes …

HFCS Spoofs in Bad Taste

In HFCS by Cindy

Mix together satirical comments that lead poisoning, female genital mutilation and the Ku Klux Klan are good for you and serve them up with a scary transvestite and you get some very tasteless “spoofs” on a “Sweet Surprise” ad for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The real ad features mothers at a children’s party discussing high fructose corn syrup in …

Even Food Critics Stand By HFCS, So Why the Fuss?

In HFCS by Cathryn

The New York Times highlighted the misrepresentations and unsubstantiated claims used in the ongoing assault on corn syrup in a story last week.  While approaching the issue in a couched tone, author Melanie Warner notes that many industry experts who normally criticize agriculture disagree with anti-corn syrup hype while pointing out that the Sugar Association is obviously behind at least …

Don’t Take HFCS Attacks Sitting Down

In Current News, HFCS by Cathryn

It seems that every new study that comes out involving high fructose corn syrup, no matter how flawed, makes huge headlines.  The media hype surrounding HFCS would lead the average person to believe that by simply cutting HFCS from their diet they could become the slender, athletic person they have always desired to be.  In a culture that values the …

Exposing the Sweetener Scam

In Activism, HFCS by Cindy

The Center For Consumer Freedom is not only working to get the truth out about HSUS, they also have a website and advertising dedicated to exposing the sweetener scam. “Most of what you think you know about sweeteners is probably wrong. Some of this is a product of simple misunderstandings. The rest is a giant scam.” SweetScam.com includes great information …

Fructose Study Maligns HFCS

In HFCS by Cindy

Some people are so desperate to attack high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that they don’t worry about the facts. An alert Corn Commentary reader sent us a link to this post from Mercola.com, which is basically a health product website. Kind of ironic that Dr. Mercola doesn’t like cola, isn’t it? Anyway, so this Dr. Mercola headlines that “Scientists have …

Embrace the Freedom to Make Bad Choices

In Activism, Farming, General, HFCS by Mark

Agriculture is broken. Our food is making us fat and killing us. Farming is horrible for the environment and I am having a bad hair day! Who are these elitist whiners that seem hell bent on convincing us all that we are doing things wrong when it comes to feeding ourselves, clothing ourselves and even fueling our cars. To listen …