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It’s not easy to write about high fructose corn syrup, because both sides of this perennial debate simply can’t see eye to eye. Every time a nutritionist, concerned parent or health researcher points out the differences between HFCS and sugar, the Corn Refiners Association issues a counterattack and creates ads that show how wonderful the stuff is.
Their task may have just gotten a little harder. Writer Hilary Parker at
The research, supported by the U.S. Public Health Service, was a joint initiative of
So what now? Those advocating diets free of HFCS will continue to dig in their heels and encourage consumers to avoid products with the ingredient. And the corn lobby? It won’t be long, I’m guessing, before we see a swift counter response.