Corn refiners cannot “make stuff up” and claim that high fructose corn syrup is the same as sugar, an attorney for big sugar processors said in court on Wednesday.
Lawyers delivered opening statements in a trial pitting sugar processors against major corn refiners including Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill… The billion-dollar lawsuit could shape how consumers view two bitter foes in a deteriorating U.S. sweetener market.
Several sugar refiners including global leader ASR Group sued in 2011, alleging that a corn trade group’s ad campaign describing high fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar” and “natural” was false. The corn refiners countersued, saying the Sugar Association falsely claimed in its newsletter that corn syrup causes obesity and cancer.
The case comes amid a decline in sweetener demand. The U.S. slowdown is due in part to concerns about high rates of obesity and diabetes…
In 1999, the average American consumed 85.3 lb of corn sweeteners per year, compared with 66.4 lb of sugar, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. However, by 2014 corn sweetener consumption had dropped to 60.7 lb, while sugar consumption stood at 68.4 lb.
Any responsible doctor, any modern nutritionist will survey your diet and tell you to get rid of most of the sugar – whether it’s fructose or sucrose. At least if you eat the crap our TV Talking Heads, contrived family magazines, most versions of what passes for media news-as-entertainment are paid to recommend.
Take the time to read up on discussions between professional nutritionists. Try the Mayo Clinic. You not only might live a bit longer, you may enjoy it better.