Have you seen the new corn sugar commercials?
I think it's a shame that they continue to market that garbage.
There is nothing inherently wrong with HFCS55/42 other than it's sugar. The whole anti-HFCS debate is a distraction from the real problem, which is sugar over consumption in developed nations.
People who try to say otherwise are simply looking for a scape goat to explain their own poor decisions. (And who better to blame than a faceless corporation?)
Here's some medical research that backs me up.
There was some research out recently comparing to HFCS to table suger and HFSC came out a substantially more damaging. I think it was just done in rats though, but still HFCS is not exactly the same as sugar and does not act metabolically exactly the same (perhaps in many ways similar, but not exactly the same). Personally, I think it may be even more harmful that sugar. It's more of a frankenfood. Not to say that sugar isn't also plenty damaging in the high dosages that most SAD eaters now consume though.
Funny when you think about it though. 30 years ago, sugar was the bad guy, but who would have thought they would come out with something potentially even worse, making sugar seem (only in comparison) to be somehow a slightly healthier choice! They keep lowering the bar by coming out with crappier and crappier foods each year.
I find the main problem with the commercial is the way that it implies things without saying them. There is a little girl and her father and the father is worried about her eating "high fructose corn syrup". But then he finds out that the body can't tell the difference between cane sugar or corn sugar, so that makes all sugar alright! It's implying that you shouldn't feel bad about feeding your kids sugar- in whatever form that may be. Its people who sell corn wanting consumers to stop being worried about what harmful effects the HFCS might have on their bodies. And by saying that the only worry is corn sugar (not sugar itself, as many of you have pointed out) it ultimately reinforces the idea that sugar should be eaten and is eaten by everybody.
In this post I see insufficient evidence to say that HFCS is bad, and although I had assumed this for many years, I once again see the need to research this myself. .. Reliable resources anybody?
I like my sugar coming from fruit. yum yum