High Fructose Corn Syrup
In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants I'm going to talk about high fructose corn syrup. Farmers in 1970s and 80s had major problems growing enough corn for US public consumption. In order to help farmers produce enough corn the congress passed a bill for three billion dollars subsidy. Now few decades later, the corn subsidy has gone up to eight billion dollars. Within few years of subsidy from the government the farmers were producing a lot more corn than the public consumption.
The farmers were aware that the subsidy law had certain parameters and requirements in order to receive billions of dollars. They knew that their production levels had to be based on 1980s shortage requirements. Therefore the farmers decided to exploit the 1980s crisis and produce more corn in order to retain their subsidy.
The farmers figured out that they can extract the sugar from corn and keep it for 6 to 9 month and even a year. Then they discovered that kind of storage facility was too expensive and since it only lasted a year, it wasn’t that cost effective. So they came up with a new treatment where the corn is turned into corn syrup. So they artificially started controlling the demand and supply of corn by converting the excess amount of corn production into corn syrup. Corn syrup is basically only MASS and nothing else but they could keep it up to 12 years, keep their subsidy and reduce their costs effectively.
Then all the food manufactures found out that they could use corn syrup instead of sugar because it had a lot of mass and it was certainly cheaper than sugar. Today when you walk into a supermarket you have the illusion that you have many choices, until you read the products label and then you realize that most of the processed food are rearrangement of corn like corn oil, vegetable oil, corn syrup, corn meal, cornstarch, corn sugar (glucose, puretose, dyno, dextrose) used in breakfast cereals, corn chips, corn fritters and corn tortillas.
Corn syrup can be even found in peanut butter, hams, hot dogs, pork or sausages, deep fried foods such as fried potato or rice (with corn oil), chili, canned vegetables or commercial soups, fish sticks, American cheese and yogurt, salad dressings, soy milks, chocolate milks, eggnog, English muffins, tacos, gravy (usually made with corn starch), most of ice creams, American whiskey, gin, beer, ale and wine, sodas like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, crackers, pancake syrups, instant coffees, powdered sugar, jams, candies, sauces like catch up, baking powder and even some toothpastes.
Today although we are making 3 times as much as people consume corn farmers are still getting subsidy and although the FDA claims that high Fructose Corn Syrup has GRAS (Generally regarded As Safe) status, the reality is that high fructose corn syrup is toxin and the root of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and many other health problems but it's certainly cheap and consumed by us in almost every processed food out there!
National community initiative to create the first ever nutritional system to synergize with the practice and living of yoga. Certified organic coconut water. Collaborative platform for people inspired by yoga!
Did you know parasites out rank cancer as deadliest killer Worldwide? Autointoxication is potentially a deadly condition that occurs when colon health is ignored. Learn More Organica Colon Cleansing and Anti-Parasite Digestive Support
People are now asking for Over-the-Counter Organic Medicine that is both USDA Certified Organic and an FDA Registered homeopathic drug. Learn more about: the booming Organic Medicine market.
USDA-certified organic and raw hand-peeled cacao beans from Ecuadorian Arriba are great source of antioxidants, minerals, and fiber. Learn more about Superfoods Raw Peeled Cacao Beans.
Raw Organic foods that include Live-enzyme Superfoods from the purest unprocessed foods that have all their precious nutrients intact. More on raw foods.
Can managing Facebook get easiers? I guess it can. Facebook Management Tools.
Everybody needs someone to help them with small odd jobs, from computer fixing to help with a wide range of things. Hire someone to help you with small tasks on a easy-to-manage contract basis.
Lose weight, reduce stress and transform your life through plant-based nutrition... FREE! Join Thrive!
Organic and fair clothing, sustainability, environmental and social responsibility. Check out the latest fashion!.
Eco-conscious furnishings and accessories. What are sustainable flatware?
Organic premium and natural products for pets, manufactured in-house. You never heard of holistic, natural dog and cat food! Now you have.
Herbs, Foods, Bath, & Complete Aromatherapy Oils. Ahhhh, now that's relaaaaaxation.
House of Nutrition brings people a wide range of products and supplies for their nutritional well-being. See products list.
Eco-friendly and bio-degradable Mattresses? Here's what you could get!
Mighty Leaf crafts the most flavorful and delicious artisan blended teas. award-winning tea pouches ... Tea Lovers, Savor
Touch of Europe brought to US and Canada! Browsed and bewildered!
Herbal Teas, Herbal Tincutres, and Organic Wellness Oils. Nature's Inventory
Organic Bouquet - Eco-Friendly Flowers & Gourmet Gifts! See what's popular today!
Flower Delivery for someone special? Send love of flowers!
Find your way through life with a little help. Where is your life's compass?