A Bitter Surprise

20 Nov

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?

Brothers

brothers1

Party

Two Bites

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.

New High Fructose Corn Syrup Ads: Not So Sweet

High Fructose Corn Syrup Ads Sour Parents

High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Not So Natural After All

Truth About high Fructose Corn Syrup

The Real Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

The Truthiness About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Pro-HFCS Ads: Do They Bother You?

High Fructose Corn Syrup mob tries to take down our own Doug Aamoth

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is Bad For You

 

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.

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One Response to “A Bitter Surprise”

  1. Paunchiness 11, December 2008 at 7:45 am #

    Thanks for linking to my blog. This stuff is really bad for you… http://www.paunchiness.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-is-bad-for-you/

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