Friday, June 20, 2008
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Seems that the powers that be, or at least the lobbying of multibillion dollar beverage companies, have decided that HFCS(street name) is in fact NATURAL. What ever that means.
A District Court in New Jersey has rejected a claim that Snapple drinks marked "natural" really are not.
..."Stacy Holk, who had filed the suit on behalf of herself and other consumers, had maintained that the use of the term 'natural' was deceitful because the drinks contained HFCS, a "highly processed sugar substitute", which is created through "enzymatically catalyzed chemical reactions in factories"....
Last time I checked, chemically altering something, makes it unnatural. Correct me if I'm wrong.
FDA continues to be a stick in the mud on this issue, and will allow industry to make the rules. That's our tax money at work. And the corn producers are dancing a ditty! Drink up!