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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

High Fructose Corn Syrup

This week at We are That Family there is a special themed version of Works for me Wednesday. It's a backwards rendition of WFMW. You present a dilemma and the rest of the readership tells you what works for them. It's a backwards rendition of WFMW.
My dilemma is this: I wrote a post for WFMW over a month ago for this particular edition. If you go back to my WFMW post back in the Rocks in My Dryer era circa 2-18-09, you will note that I said I had post ideas planned out through 4-15-09. You will also note that Shannon was not running themed editions on the first week of the month for the last few months of her WFMW run. So, I came up with this post and thought it would be terrific for the 1st Wednesday in April. So what do I do? Do I post my original idea or come up with a new post entirely. Here is the post I intended to run today...
High Fructose Corn Syrup

It is so hard to get our children to eat healthy these days. Especially hard to get them to eat their vegetables. That's why I am so glad for high fructose corn syrup(HFCS).

There has been a lot of misinformation coming out about HFCS, and I for one was so deeply moved that the corn refiners association would battle this misinformation with advertisements like this one.

What I especially like about HFCS is that it's in so many products. Because of it's ready availability, it is so easy to eat in moderation.

So, High Fructose Corn Syrup works for me. To see what other sweet ideas are out there go to We are that Family for the April 1st edition of Works For Me Wednesday.

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  1. Ha! I like you. Those corn refiners definitely have our best intentions in mind, don't they?

    I couldn't believe how hard it was to find bread without HFCS...BREAD! There's only one brand we eat now b/c of it.

  2. You're doing this as a April Fool's, right?

  3. Those commercials are ridiculous! And I've always wanted to know how she kept her popsicle from melting in her picnic basket.
    Have you ever watched the documentary King Corn? Really interesting, and eye-opening.
    Between HFCS and partially hydrogenated oils, there's not much left out there that I want to feed my kids.

  4. I LOVE HFCS, I wish it wasn't so bad for you!!

  5. It's downright scary when you start reading the ingredients on the foods you eat. Since I had my daughter I'm much pickier about what I buy and will not allow her to have anything with high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils. We're eating more organic and homemade foods now and I feel better because of it.

  6. Ok...I am new here and for a minute didn't realize that you were joking! That is funny and great for April Fools!

  7. Hi,
    Happy 4-1! Try StopHFCS.com for an extensive list of HFCS-free foods and beverages. Need a Coke fix without HFCS? Stock up on Kosher Coke.
    Take care.

  8. Pretty good one, Dave. I can never think of anything to do for April Fool's day ...

  9. Ha, ha! Very clever. :)

    (Blech, I am NOT a HFCS fan.)

  10. I'm going to assume (read: hope and pray) that this is a joke... Being that this is my first visit to you blog, I have no frame of reference for you sense of humour (yeah, I'm Canadian, so that extra 'u' is my gift to you).

    Okay, reading the other comments, I'm going with "joke". Good one.

  11. oh you are a funny one! I agree. Just planted a garden. hoping to grow my own HFCS to add to my children's refined cereals in the morning!

  12. Good one, Dave! And thanks for the Narnia book suggestion. That was my husband's idea, too. ;-)

  13. I was panicking there for a second, thinking that they got to you!

    My husband is a sugar cane farmer. That'll tell you how I feel about HFCS.

    When HFCS first began it's hostile take-over of the sweet industry (soft drinks, candy, and everything else), the powers that be at the sugar industry discussed how to deal with the matter. They decided that there was enough room for everyone in the market and they would not trash talk another commodity and other farmers.

    The two have peacefully co-existed, with no word from either side against the other, until now.

    For the first time ever, one agricultural commodity has slung mud at another. Those corn folks thought they could have it all: consumable corn, popcorn, cattle feed, sweetner, ethanol...

    They're getting greedy, and more and more people are seeing through those ridiculous ads, intelligent people like yourself that actually care what they feed their families.

    Sorry I hijacked your post with a political rant. Ever since I married a farmer, I've learned so much about agriculture and the politics of it.


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