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)

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal