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2009-06-25 11:45:32

The Corn Refiners Association says the replacement of high-fructose corn syrup with sugar in U.S. products is based on misleading claims sugar is healthier. Association President Audrae Erickson, whose group represents high-fructose corn syrup manufacturers, said the ongoing campaign to end the use of the corn syrup is based on questionable scientific claims it can contribute to obesity and other health issues, the Chicago Tribune said Thursday. Consumers are being misled into thinking that...

2008-09-15 00:00:24

By Jim Suhr The Associated Press ST. LOUIS - A mother pours a child a flavored drink, a younger woman offers her boyfriend a Popsicle - then both are confronted about the health effects of high-fructose corn syrup. Their response? The sweetener is made from corn, has no artificial ingredients and is fine in moderation, the women say in two commercials a trade group is airing in the hope of rehabilitating the image of the ubiquitous sweetener, used in everything from cereals to sodas to...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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