The other night, my husband and I were relaxing and watching a little television. A commercial break came and there was a healthy looking man walking in a corn field with a sweet little girl. Admittedly I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention until it reached the end and said that “sugar is sugar” and splashed a cornsugar.com logo on my screen. Mouth agape, I looked at my husband and he looked at me.
Corn sugar? Really?
According to Corn.org
“CORN REFINERS PETITION FDA FOR USE OF “CORN SUGAR” AS ALTERNATE NAME FOR HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
ELIMINATING CONSUMER CONFUSION IS THE GOAL”
As my husband said, why not “corn vitamins” or something else as ridiculous. Uh, yea. I think we, the consumer, understand just fine. They say they want to “eliminate consumer confusion”; I think they want to rid themselves of the negative connotation that comes with HFCS and to create confusion so that people unaware of a change and trying to avoid HFCS will purchase products containing it.
In case anyone would like a refresher course in all things HFCS, read this.
So what do you think about this news? Do you think the FDA will see through the corn refiners’ petition and stand up for the consumer? I’d love to hear your take on this.