Labels are Tricky

I had a late lunch and wanted a light supper–so I had a Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer.  I did not check the label before I ate it.  Mistake number 1.  So while I was eating, I was reading the label–and nearly at the end was the infamous HFCS.  I did eat 1/2  ( a small half at that!).  I can always eat some yogurt if this is not enough.

For newcomers to this blog, I want to give some links out regarding HFCS (high fructose corn syrup):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012601831.html

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20090127/mercury-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup

http://www.justinowings.com/b/index.php/me/high-fructose-corn-syrup-and-mercury

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leslie-hatfield/our-melamine-theres-mercu_b_161334.html

http://www.grist.org/article/Some-heavy-metal-with-that-sweet-roll-/

http://blog.seattlepi.com/devouringseattle/archives/160489.asp

http://www.usnews.com/money/blogs/fresh-greens/2009/1/28/mercury-found-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/136879.php

http://www.healthobservatory.org/library.cfm?refid=105026

http://www.ethicurean.com/2009/01/26/mercury-in-hfcs/

http://www.iatp.org/iatp/press.cfm?refID=105025

(note this study was done in 2009–and 50% of items tested contained mercury)

http://consumerist.com/2009/01/how-much-hfcs-is-in-ketchup.html

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_16627.cfm

http://ecochildsplay.com/2009/08/26/hfcs-and-mercury-an-interview-with-an-fda-whistleblower/

http://www.healthobservatory.org/library.cfm?refid=105091

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2009/01/30/high-fructose-corn-syrup-often-contains-mercury/

http://www.takepart.com/news/2009/01/27/mercury-found-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup-hungry-for-change/

http://smallnotebook.org/2009/02/03/mercury-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup-what-theyre-just-now-telling-us/

http://www.askmoxie.org/2009/01/whoa-mercury-in-hfcs.html

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2009/feb/04/is-mercury-lurking-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

http://civileats.com/2009/01/27/is-high-fructose-corn-syrup-turning-us-into-mad-hatters/

http://www.naturallysavvy.com/news-and-reviews/mercury-found-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup-

I will stop for now–I only scraped the surface—and someone else made the autism/food connection too.

Kate Thorn

“one day at a time”

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