Sunday, September 7, 2008

High fructose corn syrup ad

As I was perusing the TV Channels, I came across this commercial that I found to be absolutely disgusting! No, it is more than disgusting, it is down-right lies.

The Corn Refiners Association(surprise, surprise!) decided to put this dribble on the television, falsely claiming that high-fructose corn syrup is as safe as regular sugar! I was speechless from the shear gall of these people! Lies, lies, lies! Can no one be truthful these days?
Here is the despicable ad:

If you want some real facts about high fructose corn syrup(HFCS), this article and many others should help.

Here are some facts about HFCS:
*Promotes weight-gain and diabetes (its a gift that truly keeps on giving!)
*Promotes insulin resistance (which leads to a laundry list of other problems)
This product, or by-product, should be banned!

There is one positive that can be found in the bed of lies, however. I was briefly browsing the comment section for this ad on youtube, and to my pleasant surprise, just about no one was buying what the Corn Refiners Association was selling. Most saw it as a hopeless ploy to undo the damage that has been done by the research of others. The internet has played a huge part in dispelling the mis-truths peddled by these scoundrels, and hopefully it will continue to operate that way.

For more info on HFCS, there are plenty of articles on how bad this by-product is, one being this article, and this one.

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