i was minding my own business, flipping through “cooking light” this morning when i ran into another one of those obnoxious high fructose corn syrup ads.  it’s enough to see them on tv, but in print, it made me so angry.  this is a small version.

so, these sickeningly aggressive ads are probably working on the general populace that doesn’t want to do research on HFCS, or who go to the google-sponsored link related to the campaign: sweetsurprise.com

here’s the gist, friends.  i’m a fan of putting foods into my body that is not that processed, that’s closer to its original form than a scary strange form.  i know white sugar isn’t a pure substance, but HFCS is really far from what it started out as.

HFCS starts out as corn, a starch.  in order to break down that huge starchy molecule into smaller sweeter ones, harsh techniques are used including a genetically modified enzyme (alpha-amylase) and an aflotoxin bi-product of a very common allergen: aspergillis mold.  isn’t that scary?  if not, consider that some of the chemicals used may have trace elements of mercury which is responsible for most neurodegenerative diseases!  also, consider the 2007 study with lab rats where leptin-resistance was developed resulting in obesity.

as usual, there’s a lot of political stuff behind the scenes here with corn subsidies, ethanol production, and different groups promoting their own interests.  just think zoolander.

well, that’s all.  i’m expecting a vehement backlash from some HFCS supporter, like i got from my organic post.  but if i get a lot of criticism that reults in hundreds of hits, i’d be okay with that.

discuss amongst yourselves.

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