Slate declares the high-fructose corn syrup wars over

Devil’s candy gone to hell: Daniel Engber boils down all the loud opposition to HFCS into “the three cardinal claims of food politics: Like other villainous ingredients—trans fat and artificial food dye come to mind—high-fructose corn syrup is accused of being at once unhealthy, unnatural, and unappetizing. (These might be described as the Hippocratic, Platonic, and Epicurean tines of the foodie movement.)” He then proceeds to examine the basis for each of these claims in a thorough, evenhanded manner, concluding that even while none is quite right, their triple threat seems to have killed the sweetener. (Slate Magazine)

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