Archives 2009

November 18, 2009

Leading medical and nutrition groups, as well as some of the nation’s harshest food industry critics agree that high fructose corn syrup, a natural sweetener made from corn, is nutritionally the same as sugar. However, new research by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) shows that marketing tactics used by many food companies to promote their products may confuse and mislead consumers.

September 24, 2009

Following a statement concerning “high-sugar” diets and increased blood pressure in men released yesterday by the American Heart Association, several media reports have unfortunately confused pure fructose with high fructose corn syrup, erroneously suggesting that they are equivalent ingredients consumed by Americans.

August 27, 2009

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) today challenged the relevance and accuracy of the results of a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry asserting that high fructose corn syrup, when heated to certain temperatures, forms a substance toxic to honeybees known as Hydroxymethylfurfural or HMF.

June 30, 2009

Recent announcements by Starbucks and other brands that they will remove high fructose corn syrup from certain products are being called into question in news articles by several experts and respected journalists. These articles have poked holes in companies’ marketing efforts and put forth scientifically substantiated facts about sweeteners commonly used in foods.

June 23, 2009

At the first sign of summer, children dive into the pool, head to the park, and grab food on the way out. In doing so, they may also leave nutrition behind; nutrition essential to fuel the energy required for summertime activities.