Sunday, January 4, 2015

MedicalConspiracies- Fw: Corporations Have Renamed ‘High Fructose Corn Syrup’

On Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:37 AM, Loretta Weston <> wrote:

Be wise, read labels before purchasing.  ~Loretta

To: "Rex McDaniel" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 3, 2015 9:10:46 PM
Subject: Corporations Have Renamed 'High Fructose Corn Syrup'

Corporations Have Renamed 'High Fructose Corn Syrup'
We Are Change
By Barbara Minton
Natural Society

Big Food is at it again, hiding ingredients they know we really don't
want to consume in their products. This time it's the presence of a
new version of high fructose corn syrup. But this is not the innocuous
fructose that has sweetened the fruits humans have eaten since time
began. This is a questionable ingredient with many names that could be
causing all sorts of health problems.

The product is General Mills' Vanilla Chex, an updated version of the
Chex cereal sold in most conventional grocery and discount stores for
many years. The front of the box clearly states that the product
contains "no high fructose corn syrup" (HFCS), but turn it over to
read the ingredient list and there it is – the new isolated fructose.

Why is that a problem? According to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA),
there's been a sneaky name change. The term 'fructose' is now
being used to denote a product that was previously known as HFCS-90,
meaning it is 90 percent pure fructose. Compare this to what is termed
'regular' HFCS, which contains either 42 or 55 percent fructose, and
you will know why General Mills is so eager to keep you in the dark.
CRA explains:

 "A third product, HFCS-90, is sometimes used in natural and
'light' foods, where very little is needed to provide sweetness.
Syrups with 90% fructose will not state high fructose corn syrup on the
label [anymore], they will state 'fructose' or 'fructose

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a food ingredient that has become
widely used as a cheaper replacement for natural sugar during the past
40 years. That 40 year time span has also seen skyrocketing incidence of
obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases. While as yet it has not
been established that HFCS is the direct culprit, the circumstantial
evidence is hard to overlook.

Nailing Down Links Between HFCS and Bad Health Outcomes
A study just published investigated the effects of various sugar
solutions on lab rats. It found that the isolated fructose solution, as
opposed to other sugars tested, resulted in a doubling of circulating

Another study published in late summer found that consumption of HFCS-55
negatively impacts hippocampal function, metabolic outcomes, and
neuroinflammation when consumed in excess during the adolescent period
of development.

Yet even more research published this year found higher-than-expected
amounts of isolated fructose in beverages they tested. Popular drinks
made with HFCS contain 50% more isolated fructose than glucose. They
concluded that beverages made with HFCS have a sugar profile very
different than sucrose (table sugar), in which fructose and glucose are
equivalent and balanced. Additionally, this research team suggested that
current dietary analyses may underestimate actual fructose consumption.

Consumer watchdog group Citizens for Health has petitioned the FDA
asking for labeling specifying the amounts of fructose in products
containing HFCS, as well as notification to food producers that any
product containing HFCS at a higher level than 55% fructose is
considered to be adulterated under federal regulations and cannot be
sold in interstate commerce.

How do General Mills and other Big Food companies navigate such issues?
Bill Bonvie, writing for Food Identity Theft, notes that corn refiners

"simply eliminating the high fructose corn syrup designation for the
laboratory sweetener that's nine-tenths fructose and calling it what
it really is: fructose. And that's how a processed-food product like
Vanilla Chex that contains "fructose", a substance that, according
to the corn refiners, used to be called HFCS-90, can now declare itself
to be high fructose corn syrup-free."

As for General Mills, it has a history of deceiving the public. Earlier
this year, it was prohibited from labeling its products that contain
synthetic ingredients as 'natural." The Fortune 500 company reached
a settlement agreement with the Center for Science in the Public
Interest (CSPI) that would prevent it from designating its 30 Nature
Valley products, which include granola bars, crispy squares, and trail
mix bars- as 100% natural.

But General Mills is not alone in deception. CSPI has also been
successful in removing the 'natural' labels from 7Up (Dr Pepper
Snapple), Crystal Light (Kraft Foods), and Edy's Ice Cream

Don't Reward Bad Behavior
If you want to engage in a healthful diet and you don't want to be
fooled by Big Food, it is essential that you read the labels of the
products you buy. If you see ingredients that compromise health or that
you can't pronounce or understand, walk away from all the products
made by that company. It is clear that company does not have your best
interests at heart. Buy only from companies that have demonstrated over
and over that they care more about you than they do about their bottom

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