Thursday, June 26, 2008
I truly try to present a balanced blog. I think the best consumer is an educated consumer. The Wall Street Journal has an article about the industry's newest campaign. I think it is a good read. Please visit their site at this link to see the complete article. I am sharing just a bit of it now
High Fructose Corn Syrup Mixes It Up
Soured by Obesity Links,
Targets Moms in Ads
By SUZANNE VRANICA
June 23, 2008; Page B7
The high-fructose corn-syrup business is fighting back.
In recent years, there have been a series of research papers and studies linking HFCS to the rise in obesity in the U.S. While sugar has to some degree also been blamed for America's growing weight problems, HFCS, because it is manufactured, has come under greater criticism by consumers and some health professionals.
Now a Washington trade group is trying to rehabilitate the reputation of the longtime sweetener. Beginning today, the Corn Refiners Association is launching a big ad and public-relations campaign to convince consumers that HFCS isn't the evil it has been made out to be.
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via RedlandsDaily Facts where the entire story can be seen
School district's milk vendor pulls sugary ingredient
Article Launched: 06/09/2008 10:15:17 AM PDT
REDLANDS - Students at Redlands' public schools will have healthier milk choices, thanks to the district's milk vendor.
El Monte-based Driftwood Dairy announced today that it has removed high-fructose corn syrup from its flavored milk.
The company said its reason for substituting evaporated cane juice was because it wanted to take responsibility for its customers' health.