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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 08:44 AM
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5. Time to call it what it really is Crack For Kids
Highly addictive and a major reason for childhood obsesity.
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  -Time to classify high fructose corn syrup as an "artificial sweetener?" derby378  May-20-09 08:38 AM   #0 
  - I think there should be a tax on everything containing HFCS  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-20-09 08:39 AM   #1 
  - I like the way you think  derby378   May-20-09 08:39 AM   #2 
  - I think HFCS should be taken off the market, myself...  hlthe2b   May-20-09 08:41 AM   #4 
  - no.. great for making Rose Birnbaum Levy's neo-classical buttercream  cali   May-20-09 08:47 AM   #10 
  - I believe normal corn syrup, like Karo is different  get the red out   May-20-09 09:38 AM   #18 
     - That's right.... no one is coming after Cali's Karo corn syrup  hlthe2b   May-21-09 09:47 AM   #61 
  - Same here,  Auggie   May-21-09 03:16 PM   #66 
  - It was our government that made HFCS a reality in all our foods  LynneSin   May-20-09 08:45 AM   #6 
  - I know  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-20-09 08:50 AM   #13 
  - no taxes on pecan pies!!  cali   May-20-09 08:45 AM   #7 
  - Note- sugar alchohols such as Xylitol and Eyrithritol are nearly calorie free & don't disrupt blood  KittyWampus   May-20-09 10:36 AM   #30 
  - Unless they irritate your bowels or give you bloat and gas.  glitch   May-20-09 11:20 AM   #48 
  - in both cases, it's possible to gradually acclimate your body so it produces appropriate amounts  KittyWampus   May-20-09 06:35 PM   #57 
     - Good to know  glitch   May-20-09 07:08 PM   #59 
  - It's plenty desirable when the artificial sweeteners make you very  JerseygirlCT   May-21-09 11:26 AM   #64 
  - Delete (error) n/t  ColbertWatcher   May-20-09 06:35 PM   #56 
  - I agree. No need to "reclassify it" or "redefine it."  ColbertWatcher   May-20-09 06:39 PM   #58 
  - How about as a life destroyer, diabetes creating killer additive? nt  rainy   May-20-09 08:41 AM   #3 
  - Time to call it what it really is Crack For Kids  LynneSin   May-20-09 08:44 AM   #5 
  - I would be happy if there was a law requiring any product with  hedgehog   May-20-09 08:46 AM   #8 
  - My take is that Big Corn will never let it happen  nxylas   May-20-09 08:46 AM   #9 
  - and as long as Iowa drives the pre-presidential elections  Retrograde   May-20-09 09:48 AM   #19 
  - OTOH, restricting HFCS could result in an explosive increase in  RaleighNCDUer   May-20-09 09:53 AM   #20 
     - Exactly  derby378   May-20-09 10:22 AM   #24 
     - In fact, there are literally thousands of uses for corn  nxylas   May-20-09 12:29 PM   #53 
     - Actually corn isn't a very good source for biofuels either.  Sebastian Doyle   May-21-09 03:12 PM   #65 
  - Fuck taxing HFCS  conscious evolution   May-20-09 08:49 AM   #11 
  - I would rather classify it as a poison  Fleshdancer   May-20-09 08:49 AM   #12 
  - HFCS makes me ugly...  CoffeeCat   May-20-09 08:53 AM   #14 
  - HFCS = Catalyzed corn syrup mixed with corn syrup.  patriotvoice   May-20-09 08:58 AM   #15 
  - And sometimes a little bit of mercury (from HOW it's made)  glitch   May-20-09 10:05 AM   #21 
     - True, but the studies are limited.  patriotvoice   May-20-09 10:50 AM   #35 
        - Unfortunately your last line made me think of fish being put in every product, from bread to soda.  glitch   May-20-09 10:56 AM   #38 
  - That brain fog is from the hit to the liver (and pancreas).  glitch   May-20-09 10:10 AM   #22 
  - The irony is that HFCS is what's causing obesity  nichomachus   May-20-09 09:11 AM   #16 
  - I wouldn't consider it an artifical sweetner, as that's reserved for sugar substitutes containing...  patriotvoice   May-20-09 09:32 AM   #17 
  - Is it any coincidence that anything BAD happening . . .  HughBeaumont   May-20-09 10:42 AM   #33 
     - lol, could it be  glitch   May-20-09 11:30 AM   #49 
  - Funny DU! I just read on another thread that this tax is ONLY  Bluenorthwest   May-20-09 10:10 AM   #23 
  - The law, as I understand it, is very badly written  derby378   May-20-09 10:25 AM   #25 
  - What's 'artificial' about it? Comes from genuine corn, doesn't it?  ThomWV   May-20-09 10:29 AM   #26 
  - Only in the sense that "crack" cocaine is natural because it indirectly comes from coca leaves  derby378   May-20-09 10:35 AM   #28 
     - Uh, crack cocaine is natural.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-09 10:37 AM   #31 
     - Well, I didn't know that. How involved is the process?  ThomWV   May-20-09 11:05 AM   #42 
        - Not a brand new material.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-09 11:12 AM   #46 
  - Why would it be? HFCS is corn sugar.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-09 10:33 AM   #27 
  - You're probably thinking of Karo syrup  derby378   May-20-09 10:36 AM   #29 
     - No.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-09 10:37 AM   #32 
        - From Wikipedia  derby378   May-20-09 10:46 AM   #34 
           - Yes.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-09 10:51 AM   #36 
           - You just proved your opponent's point: nothing synthetic used in the processing.  patriotvoice   May-20-09 10:55 AM   #37 
              - More than that...  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-09 10:56 AM   #39 
              - Natural isn't always good for you.  glitch   May-20-09 11:10 AM   #45 
                 - That's true.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-09 11:13 AM   #47 
  - Just read the damned ingredients label and make your choice.  mainegreen   May-20-09 10:59 AM   #40 
  - Just get informed, read the damned ingredients label and make your choice. nt  glitch   May-20-09 11:31 AM   #50 
  - +1 EOM  patriotvoice   May-20-09 12:19 PM   #52 
  - Time to classify HFCS as a toxin.  backscatter712   May-20-09 11:04 AM   #41 
  - HFCS = fat bomb  L0oniX   May-20-09 11:09 AM   #43 
  - HFCS is undoubtedly artificial, and it's a sweetener.  Laelth   May-20-09 11:10 AM   #44 
  - Well there should definitely be a law preventing anything that contains that shit  Sebastian Doyle   May-20-09 11:38 AM   #51 
  - Ingredients in 7-up  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-20-09 06:16 PM   #54 
     - Bullshit.  Sebastian Doyle   May-20-09 07:19 PM   #60 
        - Nope.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-21-09 11:23 AM   #62 
  - Fuck that. Put HCFS on the list of banned substances.  Initech   May-20-09 06:29 PM   #55 
  - My take is exempting artificial sweeteners is plain stupid  JerseygirlCT   May-21-09 11:25 AM   #63 

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