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.
Back in August, I posted about 10 health experiments you’re probably participating in. One of them was the great high fructose corn syrup experiment. We’re beginning to see how that experiment is turning out, aren’t we? Thank goodness there are alternatives available.
Update (1/29): Also via Daring Fireball, comes the rebuttal that sounds perfectly rational. I still think that we’re likely to find, over time, that HFCS is bad stuff, but it doesn’t look like mercury is going to be the reason that it’s bad.