There are so many misperceptions about high fructose corn syrup. To help consumers better understand the facts about this natural sweetener, the Corn Refiners Association began an educational campaign in 2008.
The goal of this educational effort is to provide consumers with credible, science-based information to enable them to make informed decisions about including HFCS in their diet.
Our goal is not to present high fructose corn syrup as a health food, nor is our goal to increase consumption of high fructose corn syrup. We just want to clear up confusion about its role in the food and beverages we all consume.
Consumers need an understanding of how to achieve a balanced diet in order to know where added sugars like HFCS fit in. We have provided multiple resources on general nutrition education in the Health and Nutrition section for sharing knowledge about sweeteners and a healthy diet.
The Corn Refiners Association has reached out to health and nutrition experts, including doctors, dietitians, researchers and professional organizations, to review the research and provide consumers with the facts about high fructose corn syrup.
They are in agreement that whether it’s HFCS (a natural sugar made from corn) or cane sugar, your body metabolizes them the same way. Sugar is sugar and should be consumed in moderation.