Thursday, May 31, 2012

High fructose corn syrup is still HFCS

FDA response to petition to change the name to "corn sugar."  Notably, the FDA didn't address the evidence submitted that people were confused into thinking that HFCS was worse than other forms of sweetened calories; it relied instead on its definition of sugar as a crystallized substance and not a syrup, and on the presence in the market of people whose health conditions allowed them to consume fructose (aka corn sugar) but not HFCS, who could be harmed by the switch.

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