The article on corn syrup addresses growing consumer hostility in the US to corn syrup. Corn syrup, aside from making people too fat, is made from subsidized US corn. I'm not a fan of the sugar cane industry, but, boy oh boy, Mexico gets shafted again. Read the article:
For High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Sweet Talk Gets Harder - NYTimes.com
And at the end of the article, this appears:
This makes [US] consumers even more confused than before,” Dr. Fernstrom says. “I worry that it’s a license to overconsume unhealthy products.”
No one is more infuriated about sugar’s new-and-improved profile than Ms. Erickson. “A sugar is a sugar, and that’s what we need to get people to understand,” she says.
"One place where that thinking seems to prevail is Mexico. Mr. Mills of Credit Suisse says that A.D.M., Tate & Lyle and Corn Products International all have had big sales increases of high-fructose corn syrup in Mexico, largely offsetting their United States declines.
In a reversal, manufacturers are replacing the sugar in Mexican soda and other beverages with the less-expensive high-fructose corn syrup. In Mexico this year, consumption of the sweetener is expected to be up by a whopping 50 percent, according to the United States Department of Agriculture."
What can I say? 'Poor Mexico! So near the US, so far from God.'