Browsing the "high fructose corn syrup" Tag

Sugar: The Bad, The Ugly, and How to Avoid It

April 7th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about sugar in this space. That sweet, white powder is delicious, but it's also at least partially responsible for public health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. Singular sugar facts don't always paint the complete picture. Let's take a broader look at sugar, our health, and how you can cut back on the sweet stuff


The Trouble with Corn Subsidies

September 20th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Corn first received heavy subsidies back in the 70s when we first started using it to make alternative fuels like ethanol. Since then, corn subsidies have strongly influenced our food system to the detriment of our health


Study Suggest Consumers may be Mislead by ‘Corn Sugar’

November 11th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

The Sugar Association has prepared a study for the FDA that concludes changing the name of 'high-fructose corn syrup' to 'corn sugar' would confuse consumers. Half of the consumers who participated in the survey did not recognize that 'corn sugar' may contain high-fructose corn syrup, and therefore would be unable to avoid it if they were trying to do so


USDA Encourages You to Eat Junk Food

September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote back in June about the fact that the USDA doesn't follow its own dietary advice.. when it comes to food subsidies. But a new report by the US Public Interest Research Group, "Apples to Twinkies," puts more numbers to that. Here are some key ones



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