When I’m visiting my parents’ home I get pulled into watching the telly when anyone in the household is viewing their favorite show. Thus it was while watching Jeopardy with Kat when I encountered a commercial encouraging viewers to eat and/or drink products with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). What hogwash will viewers see next?
If you’re curious to learn more about the ads and see for yourself what all the commotion is about check out sweetsurprise.com. I don’t know how long ago the commercials hit the air waves but I’ve come upon blogs descrying the ads as being foul. I can only concur since my instant reaction to the first ad (Brothers) I saw was righteous indignation. Given the dates on the blogs I found, it appears that the ads were released sometime in September.
I am pleased to come across high numbers of negative response to the ads. It shows how far health officials and proponents have come to educating the masses about the truth behind certain ingredients (amongst other things that health advocates have done to educate the public) and how effective their methods were/are. Here’s a salute to all the physicians (especially those whose studies appeared in countless medical journals), nurses, nutritionists (shout out to one of my heroines Marion Nestle), health educators, dieticians, and individuals who voiced their concerns, delivered the facts with aplomb, and persisted to fight the good fight despite the ruthless opposition.