Corn Refiners Association Statement – King Corn
“King Corn” starts off with a fresh premise, but the information it presents on high fructose corn syrup contains many well-worn myths.
New research continues to confirm that high fructose corn syrup is no different from other sweeteners. It has the same number of calories as sugar and honey.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has long recognized that high fructose corn syrup is safe.
No single food or ingredient is the sole cause of obesity. Rather, too many calories and too little exercise is a primary cause.
Consumption of high fructose corn syrup has been dropping in recent years, yet the rates of obesity and diabetes in the United States continue to rise. Moreover, many other parts of the world have rising rates of obesity and diabetes, despite having little or no high fructose corn syrup in their foods and beverages.
Consumers can learn more about high fructose corn syrup at www.HFCSfacts.com.
The Corn Refiners Association is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry in the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. For more information, visit www.corn.org.
article by Marcia Gorrell in The Marshall Democrat-News