I have struggled with digestive issues for several years now. After watching a documentary produced by a nutritionist that exposed HFCS as a major contributor to digestion issues I have cut it from my diet (as best I can....It is in basically everything! Even wheat bread?!?!). Our bodies are unable to process HFCS - it is essentially an unrecognizable substance to our bodies. It's time to force food corporations to be accountable and do what is best for the population. Yes, it might cost a little more. But social responsibility needs to prevail.
What makes this so frustrating is that HFCS is found is almost everything, and it now has about a dozen secret names or more. It is very difficult in today's day and age not to eat any processed food. I am getting sick of everyone saying high fructose corn syrup is the same as sugar. It's not. I participated in a clinical study comparing the effects of sugar vs HFCS vs stevia vs Splenda etc and HFCS made people gain more fat than regular sugar, especially around their organs, and it is more likely to cause addiction, depression, and diabetes than regular sugar.
We don't really have a choice - they put it in everything - seldom are we offered a choice like with caffeine and decaf. Try finding a lemon lime soda made with sugar instead of HFCS - I sure can't find on. Sierra Mist had one for a while but in the interest of greed went back to the cheaper HFCS.
High Fructose Corn Syrup should be banned sooner sometime in the future. It should be declared illegal, that cause many health issues such as obesity, or even worse diabetes, especially in children.
Someday FDA should put a crackdown of this dangerous ingredient (HFCS), esp. In factories where products that contain HFCS are manufactured like Soda, cookies, children's cereals, juice or candy, that are popular to children, and issue them hefty fines, and crackdown on products that are sold in stores that contain HFCS, or in restaurants like McDonald's or Burger King that sells soda that contain HFCS, and also issue them hefty fines, to help protect children by preventing diabetes and obesity
FDA should put a ban (or crackdown) on High Fructose Corn Syrup from our food supply that should lead to people (both children and adults) to be healthier. It is still in use today because it is cheaper and sweeter then real sugar, because it should be banned sooner RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA!
This is a great country! We need to have higher standards. Our children and their health are at stake. Health is one of the biggest challenges this country faces and to eliminate this from our foods would be beneficial to our health care. We have natural sweeteners let’s use them.
I've recently been diagnosed with NAFLD. Non alcoholic fatty liver disease. One in four people in the U.S. has this. HFCS is as hard on the liver as alcohol is. The liver is the only organ that's able to rid the body of it. This can lead to cirrhosis, and/or liver cancer. NAFLD in the majority of cases is diagnosed in those who are overweight or obese, but is not limited to. I'm now trying to keep my teenage son from becoming sick as well, and it's not easy. He's 18, works, goes to college, drinks energy drinks and soda, and grabs fast food when it's convenient. He isn't overweight. He is the equivalent of a heavy, heavy drinker or alcoholic. Please educate your loved on this deadly ingredient that is only used because it costs less than sugar.
Dr. Oz and other medical doctors have said that this food should be banned due to the fact. It has causes many health issues such as obesity in which half of America is overweight and obese and one third of the US Population has diabetic problems that need to go so ban high fructose corn syrup.
Not only that, but the addiction it causes means that we always want more, so we waste more money and get fatter. Banning this dangerous substance would lead to people being healthier and richer. And if someone claims that banning it is a breach of freedom and too much government control, remember that the same people want drugs such as cannabis and LSD banned. Both are as dangerous as HFCS, but for some reason banning cannabis and LSD isn't a breach of freedom, but banning HFCS is. How does that work I wonder.
There is enough evidence now to prove its bad for us. The articles that I have read on this subject says it's linked to diabetes, and belly fat. We know the reason it's still used is because it's cheaper to use, and is sweeter than real sugar. The processed food industry uses it in all their foods just for more profit to their bottom line. And this is a crime that the really poorest people among us are the ones that don't have options to buy other products that DO NOT CONTAIN HIGH FRUTCOSE CIRN SYRUP. Other countries have already banned this product, and it should be banned in AMERICA!!
High Fructose Corn syrup or any other form/name that companies like to give it is poison to our bodies. Fructose has to be metabolized by the liver and does not supply any nutritional value (unlike glucose or sucrose which is readily accompanied by fiber). Instead it increases resistance to insulin, leads to metabolic syndrome and is the major reason we have childhood obesity at the level we are at today! Even infant formulas contain fructose corn syrup, predisposing children to the need for sugar before they have any control over what they intake! It is proven that the longer the body is exposed to high fructose corn syrup the more it craves. Not everyone is educated, the FDA should be regulating this, and providing safe food for us and our children to eat. It is poison, and we are killing ourselves and our children.
Anybody that sincerely wants to avoid large amounts of this can do so pretty easily, people saying it's unavoidable are a little too dependent on premade products. I'll concede cutting it out entirely would be awfully difficult right now, but it's not in "everything." If people clearly trend towards making an effort to stay away from it more often, the market will adjust to that and do their part in limiting it as well, cheap to produce doesn't matter if nobody's buying it.
If someone wants to eat this crap let them. But it's so ubiquitous now you're practically forced to. Tax the hell out of it so that healthier sugars are for the most part more profitable for companies. People who really want to keep eating high fructose corn syrup should be free to do so even as everyone else is rolling their eyes at them and thinking "this guy's nuts".
HFCS is bad for you. Just like many other legal and harmful substances, it is your right to take this substance in if you want. There are better ways than prohibition. Namely, there is education and label requirements. HFCS in small quantities (like in a desert) are find. HFCS in soft drinks, food (such as pizza) etc should be labeled as "not a nutritious source of calories or carbohydrates" or something like that. You don't expect to get good nutrition from desert, but you do from your meals. Plus the stuff is almost as addictive as crack cocaine. Try cutting it out of your diet completely, and you'll see what I mean.
Actually, Sucrose (Granulated Sugar and HFCS are very similar . Our bodies treat them both the same. HFCS is actually more stable. The really big difference is that HFCS 5% more fructose and 5% less glucose than sucrose. This isn't the only thing that may cause obesity or other problems.
Advocates for various causes are way too eager to take away people's freedoms, and there are almost always unintended bad consequences when more regulations are passed. The war on HFCS will lead to greater use of dangerous artificial sweeteners. I'm already seeing Splenda and stevia extract (not the natural leaf but the chemical derivative) showing up in NON-DIET drinks. Food companies DO listen to consumers, so they ARE removing HFCS from many products and returning to sugar. But they are supplementing sugar with artificial sweeteners because sugar became too expensive when past federal regulations all but destroyed the sugar industry in the U.S. That's why the use of HFCS exploded in the first place. More government control is not the answer . . . There are always unintended consequences and then even more control is needed to try to fix the mess the first regulations created.
Education and nutritional literacy is the solution, albeit not a perfect one, as we can see how that's worked with alcohol and cigarettes. But the bottom line is: Do you want to live in a free world or to live in a cage with all your decisions made for you? Neither one will be perfect, but I'd rather create my own utopia that have other people impose theirs on me. Now better labeling I can support, because that's empowering to the consumer rather than taking away anyone's freedom.
These big agriculture giants have been raking in billions of dollars selling this basically poisonous crap. They get filthy rich, and the multitudes get sick. Sickness is suffering. Sickness most often leads to death. Sickness greatly reduces the quality of ones life. You can get sick. You can be the next casualty of this liver toxic substance. I am already sick from a bad substance that the F.D.A. Refused to ban even though they knew for years that it was killing, and maiming people.It is not nice to be sick. Living in pain, and fear,hoping that you don't die, but knowing when you do you will not have to suffer anymore. This stuff is poison. Who do you want to save: your fellow human beings, and maybe you or someone close, or some big filthy rich corporation. Jobs will be lost, but where is the ethics, and morality in collecting a paycheck backed up by something that hurts so many?
Baitkilled,maothers. Death sometimes seem to be alternative
Your looking at a massive economic uproar from hundreds upon thousands of companies. Over 500,000 people world wide will lose their jobs. Besides this is a persons right to drink a coke, there are plenty of other options besides options with High Fructose Corn Syrup. And its not just Cokes or soda, you're looking at foods, teas, and even water bottle material