10-09-2010 06:50 AM
Corn farmers and dietary elitists have recently been getting butthurt about the image of "High Fructose Corn Syrup", which, as you may be aware, has been rebranded as "Corn Sugar". "Sugar" sounds a lot better than "Syrup".
But even still, they're upset that the name change hasn't made us fall in love with it. They air their commercials and chastise us for supposedly being "uneducated". Yeah, the same old pretentious argument. If everyone is saying it, it must be a bunch of hivemind rhetoric, right? We're a bunch of sheeple unless we respect "corn sugar", right?
We know what we're talking about when it comes to this stuff, okay? Corn sugar is relatively the same as sucrose and is "perfectly fine in moderation"? Now THAT'S rhetoric! You think we don't know that already? Let me point something out to any of these people who have yet to read the Ingredients manifest on anything that has ever been eaten ever.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is EVERYWHERE.
There ain't room to swing one's pendulous American gut without hitting some food or drink that not only has this stuff in it, but has it as the primary ingredient! Comparable to sucrose? Fine in moderation? Okay then, corn farmers, enjoy drinking about maybe a capful of punch at any given time, because if you expect us to compare corn sugar to things like pure sucrose, we would have to consume as much corn sugar as we do other sugars. But we can't, because it's too pervasive. That's why we don't demonize other sugars. Because they're not in EVERYTHING. It's totally possible to consume THOSE in moderation, but you just can't do that with corn sugar.
Which is why we say, "Hey, watch out for that High Fructose Corn Syrup!" It's like telling people to watch out for animals on the street. Are you gonna blame us for condemning squirrels if they're the chief instigator of roadkill accidents? I think not. Or maybe you would, it's never YOUR fault, is it, corn farmers? So why don't you take the first step and get out of the road?
10-09-2010 07:49 AM
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10-09-2010 07:18 PM
Thought they are right in the sense that HFCS is "Virtually" the same as Table Sugar
it's in the way it's made and the way the Liver handles it that is WAY different.
HFCS has to drawn from Corn Starch with Acid then Bleach to be useful as a sweetener
and when the Human Liver encounters it The Liver recognizes it as "Alcohol and Processes it
as such. So you see People with "Beer Bellies" that Never drank a Beer, Fatty liver syndrome
and Cirrhosis of the Liver in teens! This was and has never been seen with Common table sugar.
10-09-2010 10:12 PM
10-10-2010 10:09 AM
It's hard to avoid. It's in **NaClO** near everything.
10-10-2010 12:03 PM
10-10-2010 12:31 PM
That's it! I'm eating nothing but... *thinks of something without HFCS*
Ok I guess I'm going on a hunger strike.
Any soda made in Mexico is made with Cane Sugar, That includes Coke & Pepsi
and most of the "Micro" brew Sodas are made with Cane sugar, when buying
Cereal or Bread look for things like "Organic Cane Juice" **Hippy Sugar**
that just sugar cane juice that's unrefined into crystalline form molasses, or brown sugar. There are plenty out there without HFCS!
Look out for Ketchup, and spaghetti sauces they use HFCS a lot.
10-10-2010 04:41 PM
10-10-2010 10:55 PM
Well if I have to choose between stuff from Mexico and stuff with HFCS, I might as well go with the hunger strike.
And then die of hunger.
That's Just CRAZY Talk! Anything Brought into the U.S. from Mexico is "Safe"
most of the Veggies you eat during the winter come from there!
10-11-2010 03:21 AM
You nailed it.
The problem isn't the use over real sugar; It's the fact that they add it to f*cking everything.
10-11-2010 04:53 AM
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10-11-2010 11:12 AM
I'm not sure whether I blame ADM more or the sugar growers in Florida, but some of the work I'm doing now is an investigation of the redistributional effects of futarchy on sugar quotas. My claim is that regardless of the DV, a futarchy would preserve both K-H and Pareto efficiency! Working around the margins is proving to be a fun little challenge, but Bertrand competition models seem to be helping.
Three cheers for game theory!
10-11-2010 06:41 PM
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