While watching the Weather Channel to catch my local forecast for the day. A bright, loud commercial came on. The background, a clean well watered corn field with sunshine and warm comfortable temperatures. A man with a little girl, that was told to be his daughter sitting on his shoulders. As the commercial ran, it was for High Fructose Corn Syrup. It is now to be called Corn Sugar. The commercial had a feel of comforting and trust.
"If high fructose corn syrup is simply sugar made from corn, why don't you just call it corn sugar?" Why not? Because it is not.
I found it amusing that the web site used a puesdo crop circle.
While doing your grocery shopping, Please be aware that if you are trying to avoid HFCS, you also need to avoid products that have corn sugar. If high fructose corn syrup was just fine and just like cane sugar, there wouldn't be so many products advertising it is not in their product.
The web site that the commercial was directing you to is http://www.cornsugar.com/. The site looks clean and is easy to read, with many quotes from so called professionals. It gives you information like
"High fructose corn syrup, or corn sugar, is a liquid sweetener alternative to sugar. Its introduction into the food supply was intended to overcome periodic shortages in sugar availability and resulting price increases (as is the case now). " I also found this comment interesting, "There is a lot of information available online about high fructose corn syrup, and along with it, a lot of misinformation. We want to make sure that consumers have access to credible research and science-based information in order to make informed decisions about added sugars in the diet, including high fructose corn syrup or corn sugar."
A lot of misinformation. Know that this website is endorsed by the corn refiners association. Which I doubt they have my best interests in mind.