Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Our Melamine: There's Mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup, and the FDA Has Known for Years

Ooooh, all I can say about this: blech. Ah, and this article also mentions King Corn--you must see this documentary!!! From the Huffpo:

Maybe Jeremy Piven didn't get mercury poisoning from fish at all -- according to the results of a new study released by the Institute for Agriculture and Trace Policy (IATP), the actor may well have been sickened by soda or candy or anything that contains high fructose corn syrup, which, if you eat processed food in this country means, well, just about anything.

Foodies and nutritionists alike have been griping about high fructose corn syrup for years, and the industry has responded with an "astroturf" campaign and a level of secrecy generally reserved for military officials or secret societies (see Corn Refiners' Association president Audrae Erickson's stonewalling performance in King Corn).

read more here.