I'm sure you all remember those ridiculous ads about HFCS and how it's healthy in moderation. Today I thought I'd share some rebuttals to those well written *snort* and concise *choke, gasp, wheeze* advertisements coming to us from the Corn Refiners Association.
(Reprint from my Examiner column)
You have to love the creativity of people, especially when they feel strongly about a cause. You probably all know by know how I feel about high fructose corn syrup. People start pushing the whole 'it's fine in moderation" baloney and I have to use duct tape to keep my head from exploding. It's not healthy and it's difficult, if not impossible, to moderate thanks to it being an ingredient in a large percentage of today's processed foods. I'm far from being the only one that believes this. Just take a gander at the links I've provided below and you'll see exactly what I mean. Not all of these are scientifically correct, but they sure have fun making their points. Consumers are tired of corporations treating us like we are a bunch of uneducated lemmings.
I think the following video is my favorite. I want to adopt this kid.
More silly anti-HFCS viewing fun:
High-Fructose Corn Syrup Ad 2
High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Get the facts!
High-Fructose Corn Syrup: The REAL Truth
They Don't Want You To Know About High Fructose Corn Syrup
And on the serious side, a video with one of our favortie anti-sugar guru's - Connie Bennett:
A Sour View of Corn Refiners' Sweetener Ads