http://consumerist.com/2009/01/03/pepsi-is-suing-an-atlanta/

Pepsi is suing an Atlanta distributor for distributing Mexican Pepsi, sweetened with cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup, in the U.S.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Research Paid For By HFCS Industry

High Fructose Corn Syrup Research Paid For By HFCS Industry

CBS says that they took a look at the research cited by the marketing campaign from the Corn Refiners Association — which features “people-in-the-know” rolling their eyes and scoffing at befuddled anti-corn-syrup zealots — and realized that “three were sponsored by groups that stand to profit from research that promotes HFCS. Two were never published so they’re funding sources are unclear. And one was sponsored by a Dutch foundation that represents the interests of the sugar industry.”

Splenda Bad For You, Says Sugar Industry Study

Splenda Bad For You, Says Sugar Industry Study

A new study says that sugar-substitute Splenda might be bad for you, killing “good” bacteria and preventing the absorption of prescription drugs. However, it just so happens that the study was paid for by the Sugar Association, who just so happen to hate Splenda with a deadly passion.

Are You Fighting The War On High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Are You Fighting The War On High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Label-conscious consumers are skipping over high-fructose corn syrup in favor of products sweetened with natural alternatives like cane sugar, honey, and fruit juice. Finding HFCS-free items takes work, but the Corn Refiners Association worries that consumers are increasingly up to the challenge. They recently launched a “major marketing campaign” to defend their chemical concoction. Are you paying any attention to the sweet brouhaha?

Cane Sugar Pepsi "Raw" Launches In The UK Only

Cane Sugar Pepsi "Raw" Launches In The UK Only

Traditionally, Pepsi contains fructose corn syrup, sugar, artificial colourings, phosphoric acid, caffeine, citric acid and natural flavours.

http://consumerist.com/2008/02/06/what-the-hell-the-center/

What the hell? The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Corn Refiners Association (representing the producers of high-fructose corn syrup) actually agree on something. Both the CSPI and the CRA have sent a joint letter to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, objecting to a proposed tax that would only apply to soft drinks sweetened with HFCS. The CSPI and the CRA both agree, “the idea that high-fructose corn syrup is more harmful than sugar is an “urban myth.” [CSPI]

Get Ready For Passover Coke!

Get Ready For Passover Coke!

What, you ask, is “Passover Coke?” It’s Coke made with sugar. Yes, real sugar! Not corn syrup. From NPR:

VIDEO: Remove Cellphone Logos With Sugar

One thing it doesn’t show is that it’s a good idea to cover up the rest of the phone in tape so you don’t get sugar in your keypad or elsewhere. Also, be gentle and patient. Press too hard and you could scratch the phone. — BEN POPKEN

Remove Cell Phone Logos With Sugar?

Remove Cell Phone Logos With Sugar?

We haven’t tried this, but if you’re sick of having a logo on your cell phone, you can try to remove it with sugar. Warning: You might mess up your phone. That being said, go for it. They don’t own you! From Instructables:

The key is to scratch of the logo without leaving and marks on the surface of the phone (in my case PDA). Sugar works perfectly.

—MEGHANN MARCO

They Come to Praise General Mills, Not Eat Their Cereal

They Come to Praise General Mills, Not Eat Their Cereal

A generation from now, the phrase “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs” may have no meaning. “Magically delicious” may go the way of the Corvair.

Fiber One Secertly Switches Sweetner

If you eat the chipmunk fuel cum cereal called Fiber One and you’re diabetic, your life may be in danger. If you’re not diabetic, you might just be pissed. Curtis writes: