445supermag: A counter example would be Underwriters Laboratories, I trust their certification a lot more than the government's.
I think there is a misconception about HFCS. It's just sugar...very cheap sugar. It gets put into a lot of things these days because it is cheaper than the artificially price-supported type of sugars. Just because you pay more for the sugar molecules doesn't make them less unhealthy.
Dr. Willett says that he is not defending high-fructose corn syrup as a healthy ingredient, but that he simply thinks that the product is no worse than the refined white sugar it replaces, since both offer easily consumed calories with no nutrients in them.High fructose corn syrup's possible link to obesity is the only specific health problem that the ingredient's critics have cited to date — and experts say they believe that this link is tenuous, at best.
Even the two scientists who first propagated the idea of a unique link between high-fructose corn syrup and America's soaring obesity rates have gently backed off from their initial theories. Barry M. Popkin, a nutrition professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says that a widely read paper on the subject that he wrote in 2004 with George A. Bray, a professor of medicine at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., was just meant to be a "suggestion" that would inspire further study.
Even the most zealous (non-strawman) libertarian will tell you that selling non-ketchup in a bottle marked "Ketchup" should be criminal fraudThat's right. Libertarians think it is important for the gov't to protect people, including protecting them from fraud.
Even the most zealous (non-strawman) libertarian will tell you that selling non-ketchup in a bottle marked "Ketchup" should be criminal fraud
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