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2012-06-22 11:36:21

Fructose significantly improved blood sugar control A new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital suggests that fructose may not be as bad for us as previously thought and that it may even provide some benefit. "Over the last decade, there have been connections made between fructose intake and rates of obesity," said Dr. John Sievenpiper, a senior author of the study. "However, this research suggests that the problem is likely one of overconsumption, not fructose." The study...

FDA Rules Corn Syrup Is Not Sugar
2012-05-31 08:25:16

A bitter feud has erupted between two “sweet“ groups, partly blamed on a recent medical study that claimed that “sugar can make you dumb,” and further cast by the ruling of a federal agency rejecting one group´s attempt to refine its product´s title. The issue at hand is the Corn Refiners Association´s bid to rename high fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar.” In an attempt to reverse the bad reputation high fructose corn syrup has been...

2012-05-30 14:26:29

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today denied a Corn Refiners Association (CRA) petition to rename high-fructose corn syrup "corn sugar," saying the action would only serve to confuse U.S. consumers and could even pose a health risk to those suffering from fructose intolerance. The FDA ruling, issued in a letter to Corn Refiners Association President Audrae Erickson following 20 months of review, rejected all three arguments made in the CRA's...

2012-05-30 14:26:06

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Corn Refiners Association works every day to educate consumers about high fructose corn syrup, particularly that it is nutritionally equivalent to other sugars. The Food & Drug Administration denied our petition to use the term corn sugar to describe high fructose corn syrup on narrow, technical grounds. They did not address or question the overwhelming scientific evidence that high fructose corn syrup is a form of sugar and is...

2012-05-24 06:28:06

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent weeks, there has been a rash of inaccurate reports about all-natural sugar. These reports have continually misrepresented the facts surrounding several scientific studies, overlooked biological differences between all-natural sugar and man-made sweeteners and ignored government data. Rather than educating consumers, they have only contributed to greater confusion about sugar and its role as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. This...

Can Too Much Sugar Make You Stupid?
2012-05-16 07:09:59

Dentists have long warned that too much sugar can rot a person's teeth, but scientists at UCLA have discovered evidence that too much soda and candy could also rot a person's brain. The study, which was published Tuesday in the Journal of Physiology, discovered how a diet that is "steadily high" in fructose can slow down the function of the brain, impairing memory and learning ability, the Los Angeles-based university said in a May 15 press release. Those adverse effects, they say, can...

2012-04-26 10:21:29

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing effort to bring about a global phase-out of HFCs, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has filed a formal petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency to require an end for nearly all uses of the most commonly used fluorocarbon in the U.S., HFC-134a. The filing seeks to withdraw federal approval for most uses of HFC-134a and was submitted as an adjunct to a previous petition by EIA, NRDC and...

2012-04-24 10:21:33

EIA News Release MONTREAL, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 66th Meeting of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) concluded with clear signals that HFCs are increasingly unacceptable as substitutes for ozone depleting substances (ODS) being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. Last week's actions by the MLF to implement the first phase of the global HCFC phase-out reinforce a growing international trend to only approve and finance climate-friendly compounds and technologies as...

Report Reveals Foods Most Likely To Be Fraudulent
2012-04-07 05:04:37

An analysis of the first known public database collecting reports on food fraud and economically-inspired adulteration in the industry has revealed the ingredients most likely to be at the center of such scams, the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)-- the organization that created the database -- announced in an April 5 press release. According to the USP's review of scholarly journal reports, the full results of which were published in the April issue of the Journal of Food Science, the...

Starbucks Uses Bugs To Color Frappuccino
2012-03-28 06:45:34

A statement released by Starbucks to the Daily Mail yesterday revealed a shocking ingredient in their iconic Frappuccino beverages: ground-up bugs. Cochineal extract is a popular food additive created by crushing up bugs and is most often used to lend foods a red color. Starbucks admitted to using cochineal extract in their famous Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino. The extract is found in the strawberry puree used to create the beverage. Starbucks is claiming the extract helps bring...