Nov 28, 2012
A new study reveals what the ‘Big Food’ industry simply does not want you to know — high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is making you fat, giving you diabetes, and taking the entire United States healthcare system down with you. Despite repeated (and laughable) propaganda attempts made by those making billions off of the mercury-containing , GMO garbage known as high-fructose corn syrup such as the Corn Refiners Association and others, this latest study very well may be the final nail in the coffin when it comes to corporations opting better alternatives than HFCS.
Published in the journal known as Global Health , scientific researchers examined the effects of HFCS on a country-wide level. Taking a look at 43 different countries in their report , they found that around 50% of the nations actually had virtually no HFCS within the food supply. The United States, however, was consuming dozens of times more than many countries with the average US citizen consuming 55 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup per year.
As would be expected, countries consuming more high-fructose corn syrup saw a dramatic rise in diabetes cases, whereas the nations who rejected the genetically modified junk food product saw much lower rates. What’s more, this link remained even after accounting for multiple other factors that could have played a role. The researchers also responded to questions as to whether or not the stats simply meant those eating more HFCS were just eating more sugar and junk as a whole.
Independent Link Shows GMO, Mercury Filled High-Fructose Corn Syrup Causing Diabetes
They stated that there was ‘no overall difference’ in total sugars or even total calories in regards to the studied nations that used and did not use HFCS. In other words, there’s an independent relationship that exists between HFCS use and diabetes.
But that doesn’t seem to matter to the Corn Refiners Association, the same group that tried to change the name of HFCS to ‘corn sugar’ to trick consumers into thinking they were consuming a healthier option. They continue to say that HFCS is perfectly safe to protect their interests, but that’s nothing new.
A question that should really be asked, however, is whether or not the increase in diabetes is related to the genetically modified content of HFCS or even the mercury content. We know that Monsanto’s GMO crop herbicide Roundup has been linked to over 29 diseases , including:
- DNA damage
- Liver cancer
- Oxidative stress
But could diabetes be among the list? And as for GMOs, we know that organ damage and tumor development  are but a few of the consumption side effects. As of right now, we can only guess. What we do know, however, is that high-fructose corn syrup is an extremely devastating ingredient that should be avoided at all times. In addition to avoiding diabetes and increased weight gain as Princeton has shown , you’ll be avoiding GMOs and the toxic element mercury.
In order to do so, the best way is to purchase high quality organic items that will be free of both HFCS and GMOs (as well as other problematic additives). In addition, many corporations are now phasing out  HFCS as consumers simply are not buying products with the toxic ingredient any longer. Through voting with your dollar, more corporations will be forced to abandon HFCS.
This post originally appeared at Natural Society