Mercury is a neurological toxin. It’s not safe in any quantities.
And a study published yesterday in the scientific journal, Environmental Health, found that mercury is present in 50% of commercially available High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) thanks to a production method that involves using mercury-contaminated caustic soda to separate the corn starch from the kernel.
In case you hadn’t already noticed, HFCS is in everything. Breads, cereals, lunch meats, yogurts, soups, condiments, beverages. Nothing is spared thanks to its abnormally cheap price — a price held low by government corn subsidies and tariffs on imported sugar.
As it turns out, a separate study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) detected mercury in nearly one-third of 55 popular brandname food and beverage products where HFCS is the first or second highest labeled ingredient—including products by Quaker, Hershey’s, Kraft and Smucker’s.
The average American consumes about 10% of their calories per day as HFCS!
Want to know the real kicker? The FDA has known this since 2005 and did nothing to warn consumers or change industry practices!
How’s that for instilling confidence in our governmental regulatory bodies?
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