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Corn syrup is in everything

Corn syrup is the enemy, it's in almost every "white" bread there is. It's in the "health" fiber versions of arnold bread brands. It's in the "high end gourmet" brown bag breads. They hide it in everything. I wish it would be declared as poison by the FDA because it is.

Tue. Feb 12, 12:06pm

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i agree, manufacturers use it because it's cheaper than sugar.

my daughter and i both have corn allergies and we spent twice the amount of money on food for her and i so we can avoid food additives and allergies.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 12:25 PM

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Yeah...corn IS everywhere. Read _Omnivore's Dilemma_ by Michael Pollan and you will be blown away. Corn is subsidized which is a big part of the problem.

Also, it is even more pervasive that you may imagine. Many animals we eat for meat are fed corn. It is not normally part of their diets (cows are normally grass eaters for example). So when you are drinking a glass of milk, you are getting the milk from some poor cow that has been eating corn (and probably given antibiotics to prevent digestive infections). High fructose corn syrup is only the tip of the iceberg.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 12:39 PM

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wow, i didn't even think of that....thanks for the info. now we'll have to look for corn free, organic milk.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 1:01 PM

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The farmer's market is your friend. The more food you can eat unprocessed (before it gets to your kitchen, anyway) the better it will be for you. Don't let the scientists and marketers and chemists do your cooking for you!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 1:08 PM

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eat unprocessed fresh fruits/veggies, home made bread, home made pasta ... avoid the pre-packaged crap as much as possible.

I know it's a lot more work, but you're worth the extra time...aren't you?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 2:36 PM

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Spot on! Corn syrup is hidden everywhere...stick to whole, unprocessed, organic foods at the local farmer's market or at your neighborhood natural foods grocery store. True, the food is more expensive, but it's better for your body and better for the environment. You are worth it! Here's a link to a article which summarizes Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 11:37 PM

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