Thursday, January 29, 2009

High-Fructose Corn Syrup High in Mercury

"Two new studies found mercury in almost half of the samples of high-fructose corn syrup tested. In addition, almost a third of products which listed HFCS as the first ingredient contained mercury.

“Mercury is toxic in all forms,” said Dr. David Wallinga of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and co-author of both studies. “Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered.”

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