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Old 08-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
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The good news is, the corn lobby has had to try "rebranding" High Fructose Corn Syrup by calling it "corn sugar" because the public knows it's shit. It's still in pretty much every packaged food in the grocery store unless you buy the higher end stuff, but hopefully this is progress. If they're scared enough to waste millions of dollars on this retarded ad campaign that isn't fooling anyone, it means change is in the wind. Or so I hope.

The reason our food manufacturers have turned to HFCS to sweeten everything instead of sugar? For decades, the US has held strict quotas and huge tariffs on foreign sugar producers in order to give them the shaft in favor of US producers. Except, we don't really make much sugar in the US anymore. But we grow a crap-ton of corn.
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