Sugar Sues High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup The Same Thing? No? It’s about the lesser of two evils, isn’t it?
But when push comes to shove, how different is sugar from high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)?

The Western Sugar Cooperative is claiming that the two are in fact very different. It recently filed suit against sugar refiners for misleading consumers in calling HFCS corn sugar, according to the Des Moines Register and as discussed on Food Politics. “The lawsuit names as defendants Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill Inc., and other major corn syrup processors as well as the Corn Refiners Association.”

So, is it fair to call HFCS sugar? Not according to the Western Sugar Cooperative…

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High Fructose Corn Syrup to be Rebranded as “Corn Sugar”

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Would a Heavily Subsidized, Unhealthy Substance by Any Other Name..?


As the mounting pile of evidence that high fructose corn syrup is unhealthier than ordinary table sugar continues to grow, industry executives have buckled down and decided it’s time for action. Honoring a longstanding American tradition, HFCS industry representatives have responded to that sprawling body of scientific research by doing what they do best — launching a re-branding campaign. “High fructose corn syrup” may have (rightfully) acquired something of a stigma. But perhaps the public will forget all about the health ills associated with the stuff when it’s called by its benign new name: “Corn Sugar”.

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