Posts Tagged "HFCS"

High-fructose corn syrup products tainted with mercury

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Environment, Medical Rewind

LISTEN TO THE JULY 7TH MEDICAL REWIND SHOW TO HEAR WHAT DR. BUTTAR AND ROBERT SCOTT BELL HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS ARTICLE.   Click Here to Listen Nearly half of all commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) used in processed foods like soda pop, ketchup and candy is tainted with toxic mercury, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Health. Among 20 samples of commercial HFCS tested for the heavy metal, nine tested positive, says the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the consumer group that spearheaded the study. Researchers from IATP tested...

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Is high-fructose corn syrup healthy or harmful?

Posted on Nov 8, 2008 in Health & Wellness

Perhaps you’ve seen the commercials promoting high-fructose corn syrup. One mom tells another that it’s okay to serve her kids sweet punch by the pitcherful. A young woman explains to her skeptical boyfriend there’s no problem in eating a sugar-laden popsicle once in a while. Does this mean that the controversial sweetener is actually good for you? The ads, part of a $20 million advertising blitz by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), are meant to revamp the image of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which has received a bad rap in recent years thanks to its links to...

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