30 Jun '12, 1pm

Hershey's Chocolate Syrup’s laced with mercury

Hershey's Chocolate Syrup’s laced with mercury

No, high fructose corn syrup ’s still not good for you, no matter what the Corn Refiners’ ads say . In fact, those ads really sound ridiculous now that it’s not just obesity and diabetes we’re talking about. A group of scientists at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy tested 55 common consumer products that use high fructose corn syrup — and found mercury in 17 of them! (via Ethicurean ) The reason: High fructose corn syrup’s made using caustic soda, some of which is made at plants that also make chlorine using a process involving mercury. That mercury can get into the chlorine and the caustic soda, and thereby, the high fructose corn syrup. That mercury-laced high fructose syrup then gets put into your popular everyday supermarket product! Here are the 14 products that tested positive for mercury: Don’t head to the emergency room yet though. While the study est...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/hershe...

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