Wednesday, January 28, 2009

UPDATED- mercury in your corn syrup?!

I sometimes read Grist, the funny environmental news site (it's a good niche!). Yesterday I saw something I had to share:

Mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup

This is very bad news for all you Pop Tart/Nabisco/Packaged Food lovers. And who among us doesn't consume crap at least occasionally? Weren't we all raised on it? Isn't it our American duty, nay, privilege to consume it?

You might think so, the way corn is so freaking subsidized in the U.S. No one ever calls it welfare corn, but maybe we should. Anyhoo-- this was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health. A former FDA scientist did the research, but the FDA just sat on it. Hmmm....

Well, if diabetes and all the many, many diseases associated with HFCS haven't convinced you to avoid it, the heavy metals will. Wordydoodles is just looking out for your health. Smooches.

UPDATE: A day later, this has exploded all over the mainstream media as well. Check it out.