HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP NO NO-NO

An editorial in the April 11, 2005, SN, Page 10, "Supermarkets Dodge Fire in Nutritious Food Debate" by Lucia Moses, provided insightful commentary on the types of grocery stores and foods they provide. Unfortunately, the commentary also mischaracterizes high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as a "nutritional no-no." HFCS is not a unique contributor to obesity.Audrae EricksonpresidentCorn Refiners AssociationWashington

An editorial in the April 11, 2005, SN, Page 10, "Supermarkets Dodge Fire in Nutritious Food Debate" by Lucia Moses, provided insightful commentary on the types of grocery stores and foods they provide. Unfortunately, the commentary also mischaracterizes high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as a "nutritional no-no."

HFCS is not a unique contributor to obesity.

Audrae Erickson

president

Corn Refiners Association

Washington

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