Wednesday, February 25, 2009

High Fructose Corn Syrup



I think I'm going to be adding a new resolution to our list.  We need to eliminate High fructose corn syrup from our diet.....completely.  Reading Omnivores Dilemma has solidified my commitment to emptying our shelves of this crap.  We are living in a world where a piece of cardboard, with a little help from corn syrup and 'natural flavorings', can be made to taste like pretty much anything....from a grilled hamburger to  strawberry cheesecake.  It's all very science-fiction to me.  I keep waiting for them to hand out the little grey and white jumpsuits, you know the ones everyone wears in the movies any time a futuristic scenario is called for.........creepy and scary.

5 comments:

Chiot's Run said...

Mr Chiots and I started doing this last year. I'm really glad now that I hear it contains mercury. It's definitely a good move. We're getting bees here at Chiot's Run and this will be used as our sweetener.

inadvertent farmer said...

The stuff is everywhere and darn hard to avoid. I have found if you eat as close to the source as possible you can avoid it. It is all that processing that seems to add the 'alien' ingredients. Kim

Nancy W. said...

Guess what - the video has been removed from youtube!

Maureen said...

It's still playing on my computer....anyone else not seeing it?

diane said...

I am also giving up HFCS for Lent! It's been...interesting....

OH! And I have a new article up at Burnside Writers Collective! It'll be up 'til Monday!