Read a little. Learn a lot. • Tightly-written news, views and stuff • Follow us on TwitterBe a Facebook FanTumble us!

Posted on January 28, 2009 | tags


U.S.: High-fructose corn syrup a source of mercury? Yikes!

  • That’s what some new studies say. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, in two recent studies, found that high-fructose corn syrup, a pretty common ingredient in most prepared foods, could be a source of mercury. The toxic metal was found in almost half of all tested samples and nearly a third of 55 brand-name foods containing the syrup, used as a cheap alternative to sugar. An organization representing the refiners, however, claims the study is based on “outdated information of dubious significance.” source