High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) suffers from an image problem - and for very good reason! The word is out that this industrial food toxin and it is REALLY bad for you. In fact, if you are trying to reverse diabetes, this is most definitely something you should immediately COMPLETELY eliminate from your diet.
Now, the Corn Refiners Association, a very powerful lobby group for corn growers and businesses that produce and use high fructose corn syrup, has decided it wants to pull the wool over the public's collective eye once again.
Instead of food ingredient labels listing "high fructose corn syrup," they are lobbying the US Food and Drug Administration to allow them to change this term to "corn sugar." They are claiming that the current term is confusing to the American Public and needs to be changed to make it more clear what it is. Of course, what they actually want to do is make it sound more benign and perhaps have it confused with corn syrup, not great for you but not as highly toxic as high fructose corn syrup!
In my opinion, what would make it more clear to consumers is if they labeled it what it truly is:
"industrialized artificial sugar-like substance that causes a variety of health issues, including fatty liver disease and diabetes"
This would be FAR closer to the truth than the benign sounding marketing term, "corn sugar."
Many type 2 diabetics developed their disease in large part because of industrialized artificial foods and the marketing that goes into making these artificial food-like substances sound like real food and actually good for you. Remember, if you drink down a cola with high fructose corn syrup, you are filling your body with poison. It may not kill you right away but after this stuff accumulates, it can cause you all kinds of grief.
Everyone, especially diabetics, should contact the USDA and let them know to leave the label alone and not allow this powerful lobby group buy their way out of this one. Let them know how much MORE confusing it would be if they changed the terminology now.
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