Sunday, August 26, 2007

Limited shelf life...

Just when you think high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is out of the woods...
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been singled out as having special properties that make Americans fatter than sugar and other energy sources with identical calorie contents. But an analysis by the University of Maryland Center for Food, Nutrition, and Agriculture Policy (CFNAP), now appearing online in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, says there isn't enough research to conclude that high fructose corn syrup contributes to weight gain any more than any other energy source, including sugar and fructose. [More]
something like this pops up.
Sodas sweetened with high fructose corn syrup contain high levels of a potentially dangerous compound often found in the blood of diabetics, a new study concludes.

It could be cause for concern, experts say, because the "reactive carbonyls" in these sugary drinks could bump up diabetes risk, particularly in children. [More]

This ongoing medical witchhunt could eventually stumble onto a witch, but for the time being let's just juxtapose this debate with another:
Bottled water sales in the U.S. have skyrocketed in recent years, and with it consumers aren't making a concerted effort to recycle, adding more plastic to the nation's garbage dumps.

An environmental movement is mounting in some states against the one-and-done nature of bottled water, and negative myths about tap water quality. [More]
Sometimes you just get a feeling that that a certain "lameness" or un-fashionability has seeped into a product or even an idea - that it is soo over, ya know.

I'm getting that feeling on both these.

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