Got Mercury? You do if you're drinking soda

Wonder what spin those feel-good marketeers over at the High Fructose Corn Syrup lobby will put on the Mercury content found in half the samples- maybe they'll tell us we're being treated to an extra mineral supplement?

 From Forbes

Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies...

 HFCS has replaced sugar as the sweetener in many beverages and foods such as breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments. On average, Americans consume about 12 teaspoons per day of HFCS, but teens and other high consumers can take in 80 percent more HFCS than average.

The author of two separate studies goes on to note that mercury is toxic in all its forms and extremely troublesome for children.

As has been noted before here and elsewhere a perfectly safe alternative exists: sugar. Mercury - does a body bad.

 

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