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January 2009

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evilekeeper in foodismyscience

HFCS commercials

Have you guys seen the new pro-high fructose corn syrup commercials? What are your opinions on it?

If you haven't seen them I embedded it below


i absolutely loathe and detest them. they teach the public "well, you don't really KNOW anything about hfcs to say it's BAD, you've just heard RUMORS, so why not just hush up about your silly baseless argument and eat it?"

um WHAT THE FUCK?! the "rumors" come from people who KNOW about this product, and know it's bad for the body. our systems evolved over many thousands of years, and all of a sudden the food industry is inverting this and genetically modifying that, and our bodies don't know what to do with all these new products it can't break down (like hfcs, what are our livers supposed to do with all that GLUCOSE?!?! no wonder america is the fattest nation in the world!). oh, but the general public can't be bothered to actually INVESTIGATE AND LEARN JUST WHY something is bad for you. god forbid backing up an argument with actual facts. argh! i seriously hate these commercials (and the corn industry who is funding them!).

btw, who the hell brings a POPSICLE to a picnic???
I'm glad I'm not alone!!! I had a huge discussion with my dad about this and he thought that I was crazy when I was saying that HFCS was bad! He totally got sucked into that whole "it's made from corn so it's good!" NO IT'S NOT!!
It's recently come out that HFCS contains detectable levels of mercury. They do not list mercury in the ingredient and it looks like nothing is going to be done about it.

Sick huh?
Oh wow, I hadn't heard that! Do you have any links? I'd love to read more about it.