High fructose corn syrup is in everything. We did an article about its dangers, called "WTF Is High Fructose Corn Syrup?" For one thing, it doesn't register as satiating hunger, contributing to our obesity epidemic. Now we come to find out that a study publicised today reveals that high fructose corn syrup frequently contains mercury! Much of the corn syrup is from China, as is the honey that was reported a few days ago to contain antibiotics! (Overuse of antibiotics is said to contribute to the increase in MRSA - resistant staph now being found even in the ear, nose, throat area in children, whereas it used to be a rare condition found only in nursing homes.) Honey itself is a natural antibiotic but that's different than adding pharmaceutical antibiotics into the food chain of bees.
Is it any wonder that there is a reported increase in autism? Supposedly mercury preservative has been taken out of shots, but there is more in the environment and now in corn syrup (not to mention the lead in toys, jewelry, Mom's lipstick etc.) Who gravitates to sweetened cereals, chocolate milk etc.? Kids! How are these sweetened nowdays?
High fructose corn syrup, possibly laced with mercury.Here's a list of foods that contained mercury - almost 1/3 of the 55 foods tested:
Quaker Oatmeal to Go/ Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce (Heinz)/ Hershey's Chocolate Syrup/ Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce/ Nutri-Grain Strawberry Cereal Bars/ Manwich Bold Sloppy Joe/ Market Pantry Grape Jelly/ Smucker's Strawberry Jelly/ Pop-Tarts Frosted Blueberry/ Hunt's Tomato Ketchup /Wish-Bone Western Sweet & Smooth /Coca-Cola Classic /Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt /Minute Maid Berry Punch /Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink /Nesquik Chocolate Milk /Kemps Fat Free Chocolate Milk
Beef has frequently been tainted with antibiotics, e coli or even associated with Mad Cow disease. Now McDonalds has a new plan. Cattle feeders are becoming more aware that McDonalds will be buying more South American meat. They claim that American livestock producers who sell cows at auction sign a paper stating that they do not ever feed their cows parts of other cows (aka cannibalism.) South American beef raisers are not required to do so, nor are they presented from using pesticides on grasses eaten by their cows which have been banned in US. Our laws may be lax but it's possible laws there are even moreso. My information came from David Forrest, PhD at ACAP Dept. of Animal Science at TX A&M.
We're in a recession so who has the money to buy everything from a food coop? There has also been no real effort to educate the public about the deterioriation of our foodstuffs - scare after scare - tomatoes, lettuce, now peanut butter. What's next?
Guess who just bought a ranch in Paraguay last year, right next to Reverend Moon? GW Bush, Master Deregulator of the Universe.