We’ve heard that the High Fructose Corn people have been feeling a bit beleaguered. Even after Audrae Erickson, president of the the Corn Refiners Association, a trade group in Washington that represents the biggest makers of high-fructose corn syrup, put up a Web site, HFCSFacts.com, to blunt criticism of the sweetener (check out video of moms chatting about HFCS), it’s not going well.
The popular Facebook page attaching HFCS and some sometimes hilarious YouTube parodies (Love That Top) (as reported in the NY Times) have finally gotten under their skin, and companies like ConAgra, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill and more have a problem. For good reason or not, folks are feeling pretty creeped out about HFCS (could it be that they’re feeling a bit used by the mega-food-agri-pharma industry??). So, believe it or not, no more HFSC in Hunt’s ketchup, Gatorade, several Kraft dressings (why does salad dressing have sweetener anyway?), Wheat Thins, Ocean Spray cranberry juice, Pepsi Throwback, Mountain Dew Throwback and the baked goods at Starbucks.