Sep 21st, 2010
Author: Mike Minium
Many of you have probably already heard that the Corn Refiners Association is pushing to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to corn sugar. They’ve even created a marketing campaign for it. Whether or not the name changes, it doesn’t really matter. The simple fact of the matter is that the American public is eating more sugar now than ever before, whether high fructose corn syrup or not.
From the NY Times Well Blog article, "In Worries About Sweeteners, Think About all Sugars," Tara Parker-Pope writes the following: "Today, sugar calories now account for 16 percent of the calories Americans consume, a 50 percent increase from the 1970s. High sugar consumption has been linked to obesity and other health concerns."
Read the full blog entry here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/in-worries-about-sweeteners-think-of-all-sugars/