Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New study shows mercury in corn syrup

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.

Read the rest of yesterday's article here, at The Washington Post. Man, between this news and the presence of soy lecithin (the "sludge" of the food industry) in almost every processed food--makes me want to freeze, can, bake, and cook everything from scratch. But then when would I find time to blog? : )

2 comments:

Saints and Spinners said...

I had the same reaction, too. Once again, I wondered, "Is the food industry deliberately trying to poison us?"

JGambill said...

Thanks for posting this article. I am just so concerned with the ingrdients we are feeding our kids and ourselves. What happened to whole foods...and I'm not talking about the grocery store?