High fructose corn syrup has recieved a lot of bad press. This is because high fructose corn syrup or HFCS is very addictive in nature, and it has caused drastic weight gain in lab rats. There are no health benefits to this additive being added to our food. It most definitely is a food additive that is added to junk food, and fast food to make you addicted to what you are eating.
People everywhere have been researching and concurring with research realizing that HFCS is really bad for you. I have already written an article about just how dangerous this stuff is in the past. So why am i writing this article about it now? There has been some lobbying going on in congress to get the name changed from high fructose corn syrup, to be just "corn sugar" on the list of ingredients for food products. High fructose corn syrup is not what it will be called anymore. The people responsible for this name change have worked very hard to make it happen because they are aware of people finding out the dangers of HFCS and they wanted to move away from all of the bad press. I have been arguing for years with people saying that HFCS is dangerous. Some people still think that HFCS is completely healthy.
I have just one thing to say now....If it is so healthy, then why did they spend so much time lobbying to have its name changed? Think about it. There is no reason for them to do this other than to move away from the negative press. This proves that not only do they know its bad for you, but they are also trying aggressively to hide it from you. Be on the lookout with the snacks, cereals, and condiments....remember it will no longer be called high fructose corn syrup, they have now changed the name to "corn sugar".
Does anyone notice that the new name can be perceived as two seperate ingredients "corn", and "sugar". I believe this was done so that when they are listing the ingredients they can trick your eyes into thinking corn and sugar are in your food, and not HFCS. I have written this article to tell you, they are exactly the same thing. Please leave comments and let me know what you think.
**UPDATE** It looks like the FDA has finally turned down the name change due to the negative press of High Fructose Corn Syrup. It's about time they do something that makes sense. High Fructose Corn Syrup is neither Corn nor Sugar. These con men will find another way. Be ready for when that day comes.