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High fructose corn syrup is still the dirty word you must use


FDA rejects new name for high fructose corn syrup. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday rejected the Corn Refiners Association’s bid to rename its sweetening agent “corn sugar.” Given the sweetener’s bad reputation in recent years, the association submitted an application to the agency in 2010 to have the product renamed on nutrition labels.…

Autism and high-fructose corn syrup: Grist for the misinformation mill


Last week, the website Grist got themselves into a sticky mess with the publication of this article: Paper asks: Does high-fructose corn syrup contribute to a rise in autism? The blaring headline version of the new study’s conclusion would read: “High-Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Autism.” And while that may be a bit of an overstatement,…