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Corn syrup v. Corn sugar?

This final note today, one that pretty much writes itself, to be honest with you. The Corn Refiners Association has just about had it with the campaign against high fructose corn syrup and how in some studies its been linked to obesity. People have started not buying products that have high fructose anything listed in the ingredients. So refiners would like to suggest a new name. Today, they applied to the Food and Drug Administration to get "corn sugar" approved as an alternative.

The quote of the day comes from Audrae Erickson, the president of the Corn Refiners Association. High fructose corn syrup, she says, has been highly disparaged and highly misunderstood.

Photo: SweetSurprise.com is just one element of the Corn Refiners Association's campaign to counter the bad publicity surrounding high-fructose corn syrup. (SweetSurprise.com)

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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