Wednesday, September 24, 2008

have you seen the commercials about high fructose corn syrup?

I'd like to share an important email I received today. It's only peripherally related to plastic.. but if you watch the commercial you'll notice the juice is in a plastic container and is being poured into a plastic cup! Perhaps the lack of awareness around using plastic is a metaphor for the lack of awareness about high fructose corn syrup and all of the chemicals and additives and preservatives we put into our body.

High Frutose Corn Syrup

Dear Kerry:

Have you seen this commercial claiming that High Fructose Corn Syrup is "all natural" and "no worse for you than sugar"?

See the video here.

The Corn Refiners Association has spent $30M on this ad campaign to boost the reputation of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Of course, you recognize that these ads are an outrage. Based on that commercial, we should all be drinking other corn-based products, such as ethanol.

The average American is deeply misguided about their food choices. They don't know that HFCS may be linked with: Diabetes • Obesity • Liver Disease

As health counselors, we educate people about eating whole foods and guide them to develop a deeper understanding of their food and lifestyle choices.

The work that we do is more important now than ever!

Help us fulfill our mission to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness in America, and through that process create ripple effect that transforms the world.

Please enjoy our new catalog and forward this message to others who may be interested in attending our school.

Joshua Rosenthal
Founder & Director
Integrative Nutrition

P.S. Our community is fired up about this ad. See a response article by a graduate here.


Lisa Sharp said...

I thought these were nuts and they make me mad! People will start believing these and I'm just waiting for someone to use one against me but I won't stand there like an idiot lol.

I posted about this as well with a video that is pretty funny making fun of the ad.


JMcK said...

yeah this is really upsetting. a huge cause of childhood (and adulthood) obesity!! just because it's not worse than sugar does NOT mean that it's good for you.

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