High Fructose Corn Syrup or Corn Sugar: It’s All the Same

Sep 21st, 2010

High Fructose Corn Syrup or Corn Sugar: It’s All the Same


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/

DISCUSSION 15 Comments

  1. Blaire September 21, 2010 at 11:37 pm


    Sounds great. I’d like more details when you know them – but I’m pretty sure you can count me in 🙂


  2. BrianC September 21, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    you’re brutal lydia! let me know what date you come up with. leah is always looking for a reason to avoid my family.

  3. michael g September 22, 2010 at 3:08 am

    lydia is brutal and that’s only one of the many reasons why we love her.

    count me in.

  4. Robyn September 22, 2010 at 4:13 am

    … and will do my best to work around Mike’s holiday schedule. 

  5. jrsandoval September 22, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Lydia, put 3+ to help out.  

  6. roland September 22, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Hey Lydia,

    Can you keep in the loop on the details, too?   Thanks!