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Food & Beverage TrendWatch: KRAVE Jerky

FoodNavigator-USA recently picked its list of 10 food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2014 and some of the entrepreneurs are finding profit in healthful, innovative, inspiring food trends. This is the second [ … ]

Is Corn Syrup Worse for You than Sugar?

In case you needed another reason to look out for high fructose corn syrup in your travels, though, a September study in the journal Metabolism took a look at how our bodies metabolize HFCS vs. how they handle sugar, and they found that participants who drank corn syrup-sweetened soda pop absorbed more fructose than those who drank a sugar-sweetened version of the same soda.

Study Suggest Consumers may be Mislead by ‘Corn Sugar’

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

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:

Is the HFCS Debate Counter-Productive?

High fructose corn syrup is a hot topic these days. Whether we’re talking about the corn lobby’s attempt to give it a new name or that more and more products are ditching the HFCS in favor of table sugar, it’s definitely on folks’ minds.

Both pro- and anti-HFCS have a lot to say about the sweetener, and part of me worries that this debate is an unintentional red herring. Let’s set aside specific concerns about HFCS for a minute and look at some of the over-arching issues with food.

Corn Syrup May Get a New Name…Nice Try.

The health effects of corn syrup have been debated, and many Americans now generally believe that corn syrup may not be the best sweetening choice for their health. So what does the Corn Refiners Association do? Well, change the name of course.