You might also like . . .
Further information on HFSC announced over 4 years ago
- THE PITCH
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) became cheaper than sugar in the 80s due to corn subsidies as well as import quotas & tariffs on sugar. Today, most US food & beverage producers use HFCS instead of sugar, & Americans consume 70 lbs of HFSC annually.
HFCS has dangerous effects on public health & the environment.
Various studies link HFCS to rising rate of obesity & to the spread of diabetes, and most HFCS is made from genetically modified corn.
HFCS is part of a larger environmental problem. Subsidies on corn have increased US corn production to unsustainable levels. Corn depletes soil of nutrients, requires more pesticides & fertilizer while weakening topsoil, & most growers don’t rotate corn with nutrient-repleting crops.
Our government has failed to address the problem. Consumers must pressure food & beverage companies to switch to cane or beet sugar. Let’s start with the cola companies. We’ll buy the first major US cola to switch to cane or beet sugar.
Launched over 4 years ago