According to a recent article in Organic Connect Magazine, those who produce High Fructose Corn Syrup have filed for an official name change with the FDA to rename it “Corn Sugar.” As usual, it’s all about money…
This health trend seems like a big win for a country on the verge of a health crisis—unless you are Big Corn and HFCS is suffering the lowest sales in its history as a result. To end this growing distrust of HFCS, the Corn Refiners Association is now calling its ubiquitous sweetener “corn sugar” and has filed with the Food and Drug Administration for an official name change.
It’s a deft move by the CRA. Once the evil ingredient du jour, sugar is now preferred to more processed sweeteners such as HFCS, aspartame and Splenda. Of course, whether it’s HFCS or beet and cane sugars, most conventional sweeteners are made from genetically modified crops and aren’t required to be labeled as such.
But because it’s less processed than HFCS, sugar currently wears a health halo that CRA wants to align “corn sugar” with.