Join Fight Against Soda Taxes

In Activism, Food Prices, General, government, HFCS by Cindy

The concept of taxing sodas seems to have hit a sweet spot with some as a means to pay for health care. Always the leader in ideas like this, California plans to hold hearings in the state legislature next month that may lead to taxes or fees on soda as a way of addressing obesity and healthcare problems in the …

Are Lifestyle Taxes the Next Big Thing?

In HFCS by Mark

A new opinion piece in the New York Daily News takes on the idea of raising billions of dollars through “lifestyle taxes” on things like soft drinks as being against consumer wishes and bad policy. Not only would a tax on soda generate a new revenue stream, but supporters claim that it would also drive down medical costs by reducing …

Is Sugar More Natural Than Corn?

In HFCS by Cindy

High fructose corn syrup (HCFS) is natural according to the FDA, but only products sweetened with sugar are getting that label on some new beverages. A Forbes article today draws attention to new “natural” soft drink products being marketed that use sugar instead of HFCS, saying that the Corn Refiners Association may be losing its battle “to restore a tarnished …

No Connection Between HFCS and Obesity

In HFCS, Research by Cindy

Sweeteners are sweeteners – whether they are from sugar or corn – according to some new nutrition research. A supplement in the December 2008 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that reviews the history and development of high fructose corn syrup “finds no scientific support for the hypothesis that high fructose corn syrup is causally linked to obesity …

Sweet Surprise

In Education, General, HFCS by Cindy

The Corn Refiners Association rolled out a national campaign this month promoting high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The campaign includes ads on cable TV and in woman’s magazines, as well as full-page newspaper ads will appear in several major newspapers across the country. In addition, there is a great interactive website called “Sweet Surprise” which contains factual information about sugar, …