Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mercury In Products With Corn Syrup

Along with being staples in our everyday diet, they are also among the many food products that use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Now a new study has shown that this corn syrup often contains mercury. Specifically, two separate studies – one published in the journal Environmental Health, and the other done by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy – have done testing that has led to the discovery of detectable mercury in many popular and name-brand products.

There’s an even uglier fact associated with this discovery: according to the Environmental Health article, the Food and Drug Administration had evidence concerning the presence of mercury in HFCS and did not make any attempts to do further testing or create awareness among consumers about the issue. Withholding this information from consumers – as well as not circulating it among the food industry – is not only irresponsible, but dangerous.

Source: Food and Water

Read more: Studies find mercury in much U.S. corn syrup.

1 comment:

Liz said...

c"An expert on mercury from Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Stopford, recently posted a statement that reviews lab results from independent, third-party testing that was conducted on high fructose corn syrup. The testing was very rigorous: third-party labs tested product from all 22 of the production facilities in the United States and Canada. The testing started in February and was completed this week.

Dr. Stopford’s statement notes that there were no quantifiable levels of mercury found in high fructose corn syrup and that is does not appear to be a measureable contributor to mercury in foods.

You can read the study here:

Thanks for your consideration.

Liz on behalf of the Corn Refiner's Association"

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