Monday, January 26, 2009

High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated with Mercury!

This is beyond scary. Take a look in your pantry and see how many foods have high fructose corn syrup listed as the first or second ingredient. Then, read these articles:

Not So Sweet: Missing Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup

Much High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated With
Mercury, New Study Finds

Mercury from chlor-alkali plants: measured concentrations in food product sugar

We haven't had any products with HFCS since we started Michael on GFCF back in March, but it's still scary. I can't wait to see what their lobby comes back with next - commercials saying that mercury is actually good for you? Maybe they should team up with Offit!

Now, if you are reading this and thinking that mercury risk applies mostly to children, take a look at this article from PubMed.

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