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High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup Name Change: Good, Bad Or In Between?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The perception that high fructose corn syrup is uniquely bad is allowing manufacturers to gain the glow of a halo simply by abandoning it for the sake of sugar. This gives inappropriate credit.

'Corn Sugar' Has Become A Sticky PR Mess

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Recently, Tara Parker-Pope interviewed several food-quality activists about a petition to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to "corn sugar." She asked: What new name would you suggest?

Whoops: Corn Sugar Already Taken

Marion Nestle at the Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thanks to alert reader Glen for pointing out that the FDA already has a regulation for Corn Sugar in the Code of Federal Regulations, under food subst...

"Sugar is Sugar" Claims the Corn Refiners Association. But Is It?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking that manufacturers have the option of using "corn sugar" as an alternate name for high fructose corn syrup.

Why Coke and Pepsi Should Switch Back To Sugar

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

In 1984, a bomb went off in the food industry that forever changed the course of consumption: Coca Cola and Pepsi stopped using sugar in soft drinks, replacing it with high fructose corn syrup.

Fructose, Blood Pressure Link Found By American Researchers

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Eating a lot of foods and drinks sweetened with fructose significantly raises a person's risk of having high blood pressure, U.S. researchers said Thu...

7 Tips To Keep Your Children Healthy At School

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

We can't blame our children for wanting to hit the vending machines, but we can take action and help put and keep our children on the healthy path! Seven tips to keep your child healthy.

'Tis a Pity She's No Longer a Whore -- Times Square Cultural Armageddon

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

And they said things were bad in the 70's. The dirt, the porno shops, the Disco. All that is now a fond memory for many New Yorkers who gamely braved that bit of Hades to attend a real Broadway musical.

Navigating the Business of Sugar

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Derek Beres

Sugar need not be the devil in the food industry; there is a good reason our bodies crave it. But when we saturate ourselves with anything, physically or mentally, we become dependent on it.

Raisin Bran Deconstructed - Sugar and Fiber Math

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hemi Weingarten

Raisin Bran was first introduced almost 90 years ago. Its name implies wholesome goodness -- raisins are fruit, and fruit is good, and bran is also something people vaguely remember as very healthy.

Calories and Health Care Reform?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Counting calories as part of health care reform--who knew? But apparently it's there on page 455. There will now be a national effort at posting calorie counts in chain restaurants.

Michael Pollan On Jonathan Safran Foer, Food Trucks, Nose-To-Tail, Salt, Sugar, His Last Three Meals, And More In Exclusive Interview (PHOTOS)

Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Michael Pollan On Safran Foer, Nose-To-Tail, Food Trucks, Salt, Sugar His Last Three Meals, And More (PHOTOS)

High Fructose Corn Syrup: How Sweet It Is?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

An ad campaign by the Corn Refiners Association is designed to make viewers question the now-common belief that high fructose corn syrup (HCFS) is unhealthy. It's effective PR, but is it accurate?

The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Now that the results are out, we can really have an open discussion about the evils of high fructose corn syrup.

Green News Report -- March 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lights Out th...

Sugar Hits the News, Thanks to Dr. Lustig's YouTube Video and Nightline (VIDEO)

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Sugar and its dangers are in the news again, thanks to ABC's popular show, Nightline, which, last night, aired a compelling story spotlighting sugar's role in the obesity crisis.

I (Heart) Me

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I think that even the most body-positive women would have to agree that a little bit of exercise is good for mind, body, and soul, while half a jar of Nutella as an afternoon "snack" is not.

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.

Top 5 Reasons NOT to Drink Soda

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Talk of a "sugar tax" on soda has people all abuzz about whether it's an American thing to financially punish people for drinking soda or not. I say g...

Surplus Side Effects: Toxic Food Systems in Japan and America

Rob Smart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Smart

The big question on my mind is how man rationalizes poisoning other men with the food they grow, harvest, and hunt?

Debunking The Blue Agave Myth

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Agave nectar syrup is a triumph of marketing over science.

New Coke Mini - Now With 36% Less Cancerous Death!

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Morford

In an unselfish effort to help you reduce -- but not eliminate because that would be un-American and possibly communist -- your intake of our sugary poisons, we are introducing a brand-new product.

How To Live On $0 A Day: Rediscover the Childlike Joy of Halloween (Get Free Stuff)

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Halloween traditionally marks the end of the harvest season when people begin storing necessities for the long, lean months ahead. Which is exactly the way you should be looking at it now.

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts?

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hemi Weingarten

To this day, Pop-Tarts account for 80% of the "toaster-pastry" segment. Great, right? I beg to differ. Pop-Tarts are an unfortunate tradition that needs to be stopped. Immediately.

Life Cycle: Pop vs. Soda? Either Way It's Made with (GMO) Corn.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that looks at the environmental impacts of everyday things. Last week we talked about popcorn. Chemically flavored...