Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I had a sweet surprise today like I had at the county fairs this summer. Fruit sugar is a hottopic, like the corn fructose I raise and all the many vegetable growers who produce crops which contain fructose.

Corn syrup got a bad name when the media took data from the sources which use fructose in raw form and produced bad results with it. None of us eat raw fructose, though we might be tempted to.

Lab rats were given lethal doses of pure fructose, nature's natural sugar and of course they died! Too much water will kill you, you know? Anyhow this got in the mainstream news as lefties portrayed corn sugar as part of the evil empire of agribusiness.

Myth: High fructose corn syrup is metabolized differently. It blocks the ability of the body to know when it is full.

"Reality: A study published in the July 2007 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) by Pablo Monsivais, et al., at the University of Washington found that beverages sweetened with sugar, high fructose corn syrup and 1% milk all have similar effects on feelings of fullness.

Another study published in the December 2007 issue of AJCN by Stijn Soenen and Margriet S. Westerterp-Plantenga from the Department of Human Biology at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, also found that beverages sweetened with sugar and high fructose corn syrup, as well as milk, have similar effects on feelings of fullness.

The November 2007 AJCN included a study on the effect of solutions containing sugar, high fructose corn syrup and various ratios of glucose to fructose on food intake, average appetite, blood glucose, plasma insulin, ghrelin and uric acid in men by Tina Akhavan and G. Harvey Anderson at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The researchers found that sugar, high fructose corn syrup and 1:1 glucose/fructose solutions do not differ significantly in their short-term effects on subjective and physiologic measures of satiety, uric acid and food intake at a subsequent meal"

Add that to the overdosing America does with pop and food and you have this HUGE obesity problem. High Fructose Corn Syrup is not the reason why! Get the facts at Sweet Surprise and make up your own mind. Isn't America fed up with the liberal news media yet?

OK, off my soapbox. I attended the Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Field Day north of Washington Court House, Ohio and exchanged information on corn growing. soybean growing, too, but I was there for the corn growing aspect. One of the speakers was from the corn fructose supporters and thus my rant, I am pro corn., pro soybean, pro wheat and pro farming.

I am a corn, soybean and wheat farmer and proud of it. I work to make a profit in doing something I love which feeds the world. You couldn't have a better profession, could you?

Any of our crops can be produced into products that could become "lethal" at levels considered overdose. "Moderation in everything", When did America ever use moderation?

We better use moderation because too much of any good thing is overkill.


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