A couple of you have emailed me/posted about the new pro-high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) commercials produced by the Corn Refiners Association (ie, producers of HFCS). If you want to check out the commercial:
And then to hear the other side of the story (thanks Whitney!):
I think between growing public concern and the rising cost of corn, HFCS producers are trying to market something to Joe Consumer that, while made from natural (corn) materials, last time I checked, is found *no where* in nature. Let me know if you have seen HFCS-cane growing in the Caribbean or bee hives producing HFCS, but otherwise, I will stick with my sugar and honey.
I have yet to actually see these commercials. If I had seen it, I am afraid my blood pressure would have risen...deep breaths...I get so annoyed when less-than-healthy/natural food is marketed to us as such. Americans have enough food issues already without HFCS being promoted in commercials.
It makes me want to donate money to the broccoli association or mango farmers so they could more aggressively market *real* food.
Just my two cents,
PS--I know this commercial is being shown in Houston...anywhere else?