Do you think that high fructose corn syrup should be banned completely?



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    I would like to see it banned.  While the Corn Refiners Association claims that it is processed in the body in the same way as sugar is, and the negative health impact associated with HFCS could be avoided by not eating as much of it, that is inconclusive based on studies by Princeton which show that corn syrup caused more weight gain in rats than did sucrose, its natural counterpart.

    In addition, it’s not very good for the environment because of how corn is grown.  It is almost always a monoculture (that is, the only thing planted in a given area) and runoff from the fertlizer used to help it grow has helped create the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.  Using less HFCS in food products could help reduce the amount of corn grown period.

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