The View from A Farr – A carbohydrate conundrum

By Annette Farr | 6 March 2007

The use of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as a sweetening agent in food and drink has become a hot potato in the US. Some scientists blame HFCS for rising obesity levels while others suggest that describing it as 'all natural' is misleading. But Annette Farr argues that making a scapegoat of one type of refined carbohydrate is rather missing the point.

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The use of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as a sweetening agent in food and drink has become a hot potato in the US. Some scientists blame HFCS for rising obesity levels while others suggest that describing it as 'all natural' is misleading. But Annette Farr argues that making a scapegoat of one type of refined carbohydrate is rather missing the point.

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