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Old 03-04-2010, 09:47 PM   #81
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.... comments on what, exactly? Are you expecting anyone to disagree with this information? It's fairly common knowledge.
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Brought to you by the fine makers of government-subsidized High-Fructose Corn Syrup!
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.... comments on what, exactly? Are you expecting anyone to disagree with this information? It's fairly common knowledge.


Do you live in a country where HFCS is used in many food
products?

If you do, have you sent emails protesting?



Where I live it does not seem to be "common knowledge."
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You didn't present this information in a way that leads to comments, is all.

And you didn't mention anything about sending emails of protest, so again, you were just presenting information that's fairly well-known in the US. At least to anyone reading this on this site. That additional information would have been helpful in the original post if you wanted to start a discussion.
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You can, I think, track the rise of obesity in the United States with the introduction of HFCS.
This is a very simple approach to these changes. If the sweetener was the only thing to change over the years, you would have a point, but it's not.

Where is the science that does a side by side comparison of the two sweeteners? That's what you need to be posting.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:39 PM   #88
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You can, I think, track the rise of obesity in the United States with the introduction of HFCS.

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Not disagreeing with the premise but you can also track the rise of obesity to the introduction of home computers, cable TV, the use of ADHD drugs in children, the elimination of dodgeball on school playgrounds, the Space Shuttle program, the designated hitter in baseball or an Irish band called U2.

Cause and correlation not being the same thing of course.
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or an Irish band called U2.
I KNEW IT!!!!!



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i love my cane sugar.
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Not disagreeing with the premise but you can also track the rise of obesity to the introduction of home computers, cable TV, the use of ADHD drugs in children, the elimination of dodgeball on school playgrounds, the Space Shuttle program, the designated hitter in baseball or an Irish band called U2.

Cause and correlation not being the same thing of course.
exactly. since we're the only country who seems to really use hfcs, then how come other countries have tons of fatties too? mexico and new zealand are the other top countries for obesity, yet we all know coca-cola there still uses cane sugar.

though i do think hfcs is disgusting.
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I love Coca Cola and I don't think I'm fat. Can you buy cane sugar Coke in the US? I'd like to try it.
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I've seen it at some specialty grocery stores or stores the smaller grocery stores that sell primarily Mexican food. I swear they once had some at my local big ol' grocery store here in Seattle, but it was super expensive and in teeny bottles.

My first sip, I was back in the 80s, on the front porch with my dad as he took a break from mowing the lawn and shared a Coke out of a glass bottle with me. Super yum.
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Who are the Food Police, exactly? In your hot dog thread, the Food Police appeared to be a group of American doctors.
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I love Coca Cola and I don't think I'm fat. Can you buy cane sugar Coke in the US? I'd like to try it.
yeah. if you live in/near a city with a big jewish community, you can sometimes find "kosher" coke. it's a regular 2 liter bottle but the bottle top is yellow. it's got cane sugar instead of hfcs.

and yeah, mexican coke can be found too. i can find it at one grocery store in the mexican food section. those come in the 20 ounce glass bottles. i think they're 20 ounce anyway. but it's like a one person kinda glass bottle with the pop top.
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I just read yesterday on WebMD that Americans get most of their calories from pop. Maybe HFCS wouldn't be so bad if it was consumed in moderation, but people drink such large quantities of pop and it's in so many foods that we are getting way too much. I try not to buy things that have it, but it's almost impossible not to. You just have to read labels when you shop. I don't care what the FDA says (as if they really care about us), high fructose corn syrup is not healthy in such huge amounts and needs to be reduced in the American diet. I have noticed a lot of products are not using it anymore and I have emailed at least one company thanking them for switching to real sugar.

I can't believe I came to FYM. Yuck.
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I don't care what the FDA says (as if they really care about us), high fructose corn syrup is not healthy in such huge amounts and needs to be reduced in the American diet. I have noticed a lot of products are not using it anymore and I have emailed at least one company thanking them for switching to real sugar.
But real sugar would be healthy in huge amounts?

This is what I don't understand about this argument...
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But real sugar would be healthy in huge amounts?

This is what I don't understand about this argument...
but it's not like soda and other sweet drinks are the only source of hfcs. wonder bread, for example, has it. i've heard of putting a little bit of honey in bread, but that's a bit unnecessary, especially since iirc, it's the third ingredient listed.
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wonder bread, for example, has it. i've heard of putting a little bit of honey in bread, but that's a bit unnecessary, especially since iirc, it's the third ingredient listed.
Of course with bread once you get past the second ingredient the amounts of anything are pretty small. If you've ever made bread you know that the first two ingredients -- flour and liquid (water or milk usually) -- are by far the bulk of the loaf.
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Of course with bread once you get past the second ingredient the amounts of anything are pretty small. If you've ever made bread you know that the first two ingredients -- flour and liquid (water or milk usually) -- are by far the bulk of the loaf.
thanks for missing my point completely.
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