Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sickening. Literally. Studies show that high-fructose corn syrup frequently contains mercury due to the way it's processed and the FDA has known for years. Why isn't this in the mass media? I watched the local news this morning and listened to NPR on the way to work and heard nothing about this.

Thanks to Moxie and Gwendomama for writing about it.

Huffinton Post article

How HFCS is manufactured

Washington Post article

List of detects/non-detects in foods

Update: Apparently the mercury is in very, very minute amounts, much less than that even in canned tuna. Still, it's scary. I wonder if other "alkali-processed" foods such as cocoa also have traces of mercury? Lord knows, I eat enough chocolate products.

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