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Fructose corn syrup - why is it everywhere??

I just realized that my children's bread has high fructose corn syrup. I usually read the labels on most things but I missed it. They've been eating it for years. Why do they slip it in everything? I need a quick quide, a symbol, required by the govt. One symbol, a big sticker, in red, that says "high fructose corn syrup". I'd like another for partially hydrogenated oils. Thanks for the vent.

Mon. Nov 12, 1:30pm

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It's in everything because it's a cheaper ingredient than sugar.
It's cheaper than sugar because the US government subsidizes it.
Why would the government then warn you about it??

Monday, November 12, 2007, 1:50 PM

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Read Michale Pollan's Omnivore's will truly open your eyes. You won't see things the same anymore. Corn is so pervasive in our diets that our carbon isotopes are altered.

Monday, November 12, 2007, 2:41 PM

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As a person with a corn allergy, I can agree with the frustration. But as the second poster suggested, I don't see anything changing anytime soon.

Monday, November 12, 2007, 5:45 PM

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One thing you can do to cut back subsidies NOW is let your senator know THIS WEEK while the farm bill is being debated. This will set subsidies for the next 5 years!


Monday, November 12, 2007, 6:15 PM

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It's in everything because the government wants us to be addicted to food, spend money on more food, get fat, keep eating, keep buying, get fatter, be distracted by our fatness, and poor health, spend more money on pills and medical treatment to "fix" our fatness and poor health...all the while giving us cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and rendering us infertile. I think it's the government's ploy to kill off less intelligent people or just keep them "healthy" enough to be good consumers and keep eating and buying.

Do I have it wrong?

Monday, November 12, 2007, 10:15 PM

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