VegNews Daily

Rebranding HFCS

The Corn Refiners Association is attempting to rebrand high-fructose corn syrup to be called “corn sugar.”

The US Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has launched a campaign to rebrand high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as “corn sugar.” In recent years, HFCS has faced attacks from anti-obesity and healthy-eating advocates, citing research that HFCS leads to weight gain and increased cancer risk, among other health problems. The CRA has responded by claiming that HFCS is no worse for the body than sugar. The sweetener became popular in the 1970s as an alternative to sugar because it is cheaper and increases the shelf life of foods. The Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the name change.

 Comments

Animal Rescue Bar Named "Product of the Year"

Delicious charity nutrition bar gives away half of proceeds to non-profit organizations.
Read More »

Movie of the Year: Cowspiracy

Documentary exposes hypocrisy of environmental groups that ignore animal agriculture.
Read More »

Sweet Philanthropy: Vegan Treats

Award-winning vegan bakery makes the cakes and gives them, too!
Read More »

Rebel With a Cause: Rose McCoy

12-year-old receives Veggie Award for SeaWorld protest.
Read More »

Zagat Names Vegan Restaurant #1 in Philadelphia

The worldwide restaurant guide ranks Vedge as the city's top dining destination.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »