High Fructose Corn Syrup Not ‘Natural’

April 2, 2008 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment

Foods and beverages that contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are not considered ‘natural’ and cannot be labeled “all natural”, according to a new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration. The decision should settle the controversy that has been ongoing between manufacturers who claimed that HFCS is just as natural as sugar. This issue has been contentious particularly in soft drinks and other sweetened beverages.

Since the FDA does not define the term ‘natural’, the term is left open to interpretation, and is used by food manufacturers as a way to make their products seem more appealing since consumers tend to associate “natural” with organic and healthy options, without any validity.

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