Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup

This is scary--according to an article published in the scientific journal Environmental Health, mercury was found in almost half of the samples tested of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Another study for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) found mercury in about a third of popular brand name foods containing HFCS. The worst part is, according to the article, the FDA has known about this for FOUR YEARS and have done NOTHING about it. Just another reason to avoid any foods containing HFCS.

For more information, go to this press release. There's also a great article in the Huffington Post about it which explains how mercury gets into HFCS. 

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