High Fructose Corn Syrup

Oct 06, 2011: CFH Posts Its Comments to the FDA re the Corn Sugar Sham

By now you are all familiar with the all-out campaign by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to change the name of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to “corn sugar.” In March we alerted you to their petition to the FDA, which they claim is in the interest of “consumer clarity.” This week CFH submitted its official comments to the FDA,…

Sep 27, 2011: Citizens for Health Launches New Website!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Primary Media Contact: Kevin Sanchez Hollenbeck Associates (415) 227-1150 ext. 10 kevin@hollenbeckassociates.com FoodIdentityTheft.com Alerts Consumers to Deceptive Product Packaging WASHINGTON, DC – As the nation’s food integrity is under attack by profit-hungry corporations, and consumers are being targeted by deceptive packaging practices, Citizens for Health, has launched a new website, FoodIdentityTheft.com, to alert and inform Americans about…

Sep 19, 2011: Associated Press Story: FDA Skeptical of Corn Sugar Sham

September 19, 2011 In a story posted on September 15, the Associated Press reports that in response to the Corn Refiners Association’s original request to use the term “corn syrup,” Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods, told colleagues he was uncomfortable with changing the name and suggested that allowing it would deprive consumers of important information and invite…

Jun 04, 2010: Why Frito-Lay’s Move Towards “Clean Labels” Is Smart Marketing

By Melanie Warner via www.industry.bnet.com Frito-Lay has decided to reformulate its snacks so that by mid-2011 more than half of the company’s sales will come from products without things like MSG and artificial colorings and flavorings. The move illustrates why PepsiCo (PEP), Frito’s corporate parent, is the most savvy and proactive of the major food companies when it comes to…

Oct 12, 2009: Why Are Doctors Selling Out to Coke?

By Marion Nestle On October 6, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) announced its new partnership with Coca-Cola. What does AAFP get from this? A grant “to develop consumer education content on beverages and sweeteners for FamilyDoctor.org.” The AAFP, says its president, looks forward to working with The Coca-Cola Company, and other companies in the future, on the development…

Aug 29, 2009: Corn Syrup’s Mercury Surprise

By Melinda Wenner Via www.MotherJones.com If the specter of obesity and diabetes wasn’t enough to turn you off high- fructose corn syrup (HFCS), try this: New research suggests that the sweetener could be tainted with mercury, putting millions of children at risk for developmental problems. In 2004, Renee Dufault, an environmental health researcher at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),…