High Fructose Corn Syrup and Mercury in your food

So some daylight is finally being shed on the secretive nature of High Frustose Corn Syrup (HFCS) production. Just as the corn refiner’s ad campaign swings into full gear, telling us that it’s all natural and safe in reasonable amounts, the sugar replacing food additive is found to contain mercury. And the Corn Refiners’ Association doesn’t deny this, they just say they stopped using it last year (although they admit a few plants still use the mercury process). So this is an admission that a highly toxic substance has been in their “all natural” food additive all along. If you (or more importantly, your children) eat processed foods, it’s time to really think about what might make them sick.

In case you think I’m passing along some silly web rumor, here’re some sources:

US News & World Report, The Washington Post, Fox News (yes, even them),
Here’s some info on how mercury is used to process corn syrup.
And here’s the actual study showing the detection of mercury in food.
And here’s info on current mercury contamination levels in the US population.

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