CFH is committed to defending your Right To Know and expanding your access to the truthful, straightforward information you need to make appropriate decisions about your health and wellness. You are familiar with our successful campaign to stop the re-branding of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as "corn sugar" - an attempt by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to dupe consumers rebuffed by the FDA in 2012.
Data show that fructose concentrations in many products, such as soft drinks, can be much higher than the 42-55% concentration the FDA has "accepted" and termed "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) - as high as 65%!(Note they did not use the term "approved"). That's why we've submitted a petition to the FDA advocating for labels clearly stating the concentration of fructose in any food item containing HFCS. We're also asking the FDA to take action against food sellers who use unapproved formulas of HFCS. Please take a few moments to post comments directly to the FDA in support of our petition. You can do so here.
To learn more about America’s fructose addiction as an outgrowth of bad policies, check out "Sickly Sweet: The Science and Policy of Fructose Overconsumption in America", a free Webinar from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), on March 18 from 11 AM - Noon, Central time. RSVP here.