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User currently offlineAKiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 651 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Hey all,

I have recently been seeing something I have never seen before: ads on TV that support high fructose corn syrup (paid for by the Corn Refiners Association). I personally try and avoid the stuff as much as humanly possible. What are your opinions on HFCS?

Ads in question





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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Sucks. And soda without it tastes much better.


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User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Interesting ads, though I would tend to question any product whose selling point is that it's "fine in moderation".


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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1430 times:



Quoting A346Dude (Reply 2):
though I would tend to question any product whose selling point is that it's "fine in moderation".

Like beer? French fries? candy? Anything is fine in moderation......think about it.



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User currently offlineAKiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 651 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

One problem I think, however, is that the American idea of what "moderation" is has been completely warped. How do we define moderation these days? Everyone knows that fast food, for example, should be eaten in moderation if at all. If anyone has ever seen the movie Supersize me, it shows that something like 90% of nutritionists advocate never eating fast food, and the remaining 10% say that 1-2 times per month is the most one should eat. How many people do you know that only eat fast food 1-2 times a month?


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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

These people are so full of ****. Every other country uses SUGAR in Coke, but the USA (where Coke was born) uses HFCS which is UNHEALTHY and tastes NASTY.


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10350 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1401 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 3):
Quoting A346Dude (Reply 2):
though I would tend to question any product whose selling point is that it's "fine in moderation".

Like beer? French fries? candy? Anything is fine in moderation......think about it.

Yes, but alcohol and McDonald's commercials don't tend to say "hey, eat or drink this, it's fine in moderation!". Because that immediately implies that eating or drinking too much could be bad.

Obviously, it's true, but I would never expect an advertiser to put it in a commercial, unless they had to. Doesn't give you the best impression.



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User currently offlineDc-9-10 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1376 times:



Quoting TUNisia (Reply 5):
These people are so full of ****. Every other country uses SUGAR in Coke, but the USA (where Coke was born) uses HFCS which is UNHEALTHY and tastes NASTY.

Blame that on huge US sugar industry subsidies. If they were gone, HFCS would be gone overnight. The only reason we use it now is because sugar is too expensive (because of the subsidies) so they use HFCS as a substitute.


User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1372 times:



Quoting Dc-9-10 (Reply 7):

how do subsidies make sugar more expensive?



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User currently offlineDc-9-10 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1357 times:



Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 8):
how do subsidies make sugar more expensive?

There are HUGE tariffs right now on sugar that is not produced in the United States. These tariffs make sugar that is imported higher then the sugar produced in the United States. Generally sugar produced outside of the United States is much, much cheaper. Producing sugar in the United States is very expensive but the government does give subsidies to the US sugar producers. But even after the subsidies, sugar is still relatively expensive in the US compared to other nations. Sugar is one of the most protected ag industries in the US. That is why it makes sugar more expensive then HFCS for sweetening.


User currently offlineDc-9-10 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1354 times:



Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 8):
how do subsidies make sugar more expensive?

There are HUGE tariffs right now on sugar that is not produced in the United States. These tariffs make sugar that is imported higher then the sugar produced in the United States. Generally sugar produced outside of the United States is much, much cheaper. Producing sugar in the United States is very expensive but the government does give subsidies to the US sugar producers. But even after the subsidies, sugar is still relatively expensive in the US compared to other nations. Sugar is one of the most protected ag industries in the US. That is why it makes sugar more expensive then HFCS for sweetening.


User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1349 times:



Quoting Dc-9-10 (Reply 10):

So its the tariffs that make it more expensive? That makes more sense.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1318 times:



Quoting AKiss20 (Thread starter):
I personally try and avoid the stuff as much as humanly possible. What are your opinions on HFCS?

My opinion on high fructose corn syrup?

I am a type 1 diabetic -- enough said...

Please pass the splenda, equal, or neutrasweet, thank you very much...

I'm calling shenanigans on high fructose corn syrup...



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User currently offlineAKiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 651 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1313 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 12):
Please pass the splenda

Ditto to that. Almost 99% of anything sweet I eat is made with splenda. The stuff is a godsend. And to you naysayers, its not like aspertame in that it is not an entirely artificial chemical structure, but rather a 3 carbon sugar that the body just cannot digest, so it "removes" it. I love the stuff.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1302 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 3):
Anything is fine in moderation......

Crack? Heroin? Cigarettes?

Quoting AKiss20 (Reply 13):
Ditto to that. Almost 99% of anything sweet I eat is made with splenda. The stuff is a godsend. And to you naysayers, its not like aspertame in that it is not an entirely artificial chemical structure, but rather a 3 carbon sugar that the body just cannot digest, so it "removes" it. I love the stuff.

Actually, the argument can be made that aspartame is more "natural" than sucralose (Splenda is a brand name). Aspartame is a rather simple protein that happens to taste sweet. Sucralose is sugar that is treated with chlorine to alter those carbon groups, and any former swimmer can tell you how nasty chlorine can be.



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