High Fructose Corn Syrup: FDA Says It’s Natural

Gerry Pugliese for the SUGAR SHOCK! Blog

If you milk an ear of corn, high fructose corn syrup comes out. Apparently the Food and Drug Administration believes this to be true, because they’ve announced that HFCS is natural.

The decision, written in a correspondence to the Corn Refiners Association, is a backtrack by the FDA, reports Laura Crowley of Food Navigator-USA.

In April, an FDA regulator stated that HFCS could not be considered “natural” because high fructose corn syrup is manufactured using a synthetic fixing agent, Crowley pointed out.

However, the FDA now says that if the synthetic agents—called glutaraldehyde—do not come into contact with the high-dextrose corn starch, they can be considered natural.

This is a big win for the Corn Refiners Association, but this will undoubtedly confuse consumers.

No matter what you call it, high fructose is not natural. What’s more, research shows that it can be quite unhealthy. Need reasons why?

You can also read about HFCS in Connie’s book, SUGAR SHOCK! For instance, she discusses some of the recent, eye-opening studies about it.

Personally, I avoid HFCS like the plague. And if I see it on a food label, I don’t buy the stuff.

Gerry Pugliese

Get Your FREE Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide!

Do your cravings make you frustrated, frazzled and overweight?

Get Your FREE download now to Crush Your Cravings, starting today. 

This fun, fascinating, science-based, Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide will whisk you away from temptation for sugary, salty, fatty junk non-foods and and into the glorious, delicious, liberating world of self-control.

Welcome to the Cravings-Crushing Community. 

Please tell us here, on this blog, which of these tools you like best.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Connie Bennett is the bestselling author of Sugar Shock (Berkley Books) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House), one or both of which have been praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and many others. Connie is now dedicated to discovering and sharing fast, super-simple, science-based secrets to Crush Your Cravings. (Her renewed interest in this topic began in late 2012, when she was walloped by Crazy Carb Cravings after losing her mother . She is now completing her next book, Crush Your Cravings On the Go™ and creating the companion Crush Your Cravings System.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


One thought on “High Fructose Corn Syrup: FDA Says It’s Natural