Pet Peeve…. HFCS!!!!!

Pet Peeve…..
O.K.. so I have an issue with the corn syrup commercial.. you know the one.
Mom 1: oh so you don’t care about what the kids drink?
Mom 2: why?
Mom 1: oh but that has High Fructose Corn Syrup and you know what they say about it…
Mom 2: What? That it is made from corn? and it is all natural and fine in moderation?
Of course this is sponsored by the corn growers association, and I appreciate them trying to improve their image. The logic is however flawed. Yes High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is fine in moderation and it is a low cost, easy to mix in sweetener, but that is why every company in America is adding it to their product. Ketchup, soda, yogurt, canned vegetables, cereal, bread, and what else? The idea that it is fine in moderation is upsetting because you have no way of knowing when it is added to everyday foods unless you carefully read the ingredients (which I do recommend) .  So while I appreciate the corn growers need to change the image, the consumer (YOU!) needs to know the truth.
Speaking about the fine in moderation piece, did you know that on the average, there is about 10-20 mg. of arsenic in the human body at any time? Now what if you were getting from unknown sources all day long? The moderation factor is eliminated.
And I wasn’t joking about the canned vegetables.. read the labels because corn, peas, beans can all have extra salt and sugar.

About Trace Hillman

I am a dad, husband, and a food guy.. I love the idea of bringing people together and having real food.
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