High Fructose Corn Syrup – Contaminated with Mercury
If we didn’t have enough reason to avoid HFCS – here is another one.
Mercury has found in almost half of all products containing High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Based on findings from the IATP Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy – products used in study pulled from the shelves in late 2008.
In 2009 Americans consumed an average of 35.7 pounds of the sweetener. That’s almost 3 lbs a month!!!
From the Washington Post:
MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies.
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