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Something You Can Live Without … Corn Syrup

I’d love to share BIG news in fifteen seconds about the sanctity of our food and how to choose better. The salmonella recalls have been real concern as of late, but this week something even more lethal has gained my attention. It’s very disturbing and it calls for a change — what may be common in your pantry may be a health threat of monumental proportions. Corn syrup (HFCS) is in mostly every processed food which is not good in itself. But now, even worse, there are traces of Mercury in corn syrup.

And I invite you to investigate it further and research it for yourself. One of the greatest blogs to explain this health threat in common people language is With One Breath. Here’s a fifteen second sampling of what you need to know right now:

According to the results of a study, published directly by the IATP in January 2009, 17 of the sampled items contained “elevated mercury levels”, and at least 9 of them had mercury levels between 100 and 350 ppt. The sampled foods with levels of mercury detected included (mercury amounts expressed in parts per trillion*):

  • Quaker Oatmeal to Go, manufactured by PepsiCo (350 ppt)
  • Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce, manufactured by Heinz (300 ppt)
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup (257 ppt)
  • Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce (200 ppt)
  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Cereal Bars, manufactured by Kellogg Company (180 ppt)
  • Manwich Bold Sloppy Joe (canned sauce), manufactured by ConAgra Foods (150 ppt)
  • Market Pantry Grape Jelly, manufactured by Target Corporation (130 ppt)
  • Smucker’s Strawberry Jelly, manufactured by J. M. Smuckers Company (100 ppt)
  • Pop-Tarts Frosted Blueberry, manufactured by Kellogg Company (100 ppt)
  • Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup, manufactured by ConAgra Foods (87 ppt)
  • Wish-Bone Western Sweet & Smooth, manufactured by Unilever (72 ppt)
  • Coca-Cola Classic (62 ppt)
  • Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt, manufactured by General Mills (60 ppt)
  • Minute Maid Berry Punch, manufactured by Coco-Cola (40 ppt)
  • Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink, manufactured by the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (30 ppt)
  • Nesquik Chocolate Milk, manufactured by Nestle (30 ppt)
  • Kemps Fat Free Chocolate Milk (30 ppt)

These are the BIGGIES on the list , there are more at the blog mentioned above. Do stop by and learn a little more. If you’d like movie to engage your family about corn syrup, rent King Corn. This is an issue to rally your family around. Please do it today.


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2 thoughts on “Something You Can Live Without … Corn Syrup

  1. We’ve not used anything with HFCS in our home for years now due to food sensitivities. In fact, we have eliminated most corn items and my skin has rewarded me profusely. The only time my eczema has broken out in three years is when I have “cheated” for prolonged periods of time due to eating out or away from home.

    It isn’t easy but it can be done.

    Posted by Stephany | April 8, 2009, 9:46 am
  2. I’m looking forward to getting more information about this topic, don’t worry about negative opinions.

    Posted by Scopion | April 15, 2010, 11:31 pm

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