Archives 2008

December 8, 2008

A supplement in the December 2008 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that reviews the history and development of high fructose corn syrup finds no scientific support for the hypothesis that high fructose corn syrup is causally linked to obesity in the United States or globally any more or less than other caloric sweeteners

October 24, 2008

If this year’s Halloween is like those past, some 36 million children1, aged five to thirteen years, are poised to don costumes to go trick-or-treating. And while it is a holiday when Americans focus on sweet treats, registered dietitian Kris Clark, Ph.D., of Pennsylvania State University, says that Halloween is a perfect time to clear up confusion about the role of sweets in the diet and misconceptions about different sweeteners.

October 16, 2008

As researchers continue to examine the role of sweeteners in the diet, it’s important that people understand the differences among various ingredients used in scientific studies, according to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). Commentators who incorrectly treat as interchangeable two distinctly different ingredients, such as pure fructose and high fructose corn syrup, create factually incorrect conclusions and mislead consumers.

September 8, 2008

A recent national survey revealed that moms are more concerned with individual ingredients rather than their children’s overall caloric intake. Since total calories typically determine weight gain and even obesity, parents must understand the basic nutritional facts to keep their kids healthy.

July 8, 2008

The Corn Refiners Association today welcomed clarification received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concerning the use of the term natural for products containing High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).