I was saying to my mom recently that I remember fruit dishes always having a lot of sugar added. I have always found fruit to be so sweet on its own. This last week I downloaded “foods that win the war” and found the following title, BAKED APPLES WITHOUT SUGAR . . . then the recipe made me laugh out loud.
Fill cored apples with 1 tablespoon honey, corn syrup, chopped dates, raisins, marmalade, or chopped popcorn mixed with corn syrup in the proportion of two tablespoons of syrup to a cup of corn. Put one-quarter inch of water in pan. Bake until tender and serve apples in pan with syrup as sauce.
Boy howdy, just look at the list of sugary ingredients and the odd juxtaposition of popcorn mixed with corn syrup! Yes I remember corn syrup in the 50’s and 60’s still used a great deal in baking. But, the new syrup, high fructose, is the new villain of agribusiness food processing.
Out of the six studies on the Corn Refiners Association’s Web site that “Confirm High Fructose Corn Syrup [is] No Different From Sugar,” three were sponsored by groups that stand to profit from research that promotes HFCS. Two were never published, so their funding sources are unclear. And one was sponsored by a Dutch foundation that represents the interests of the sugar industry.
Pepsi funded one study. So did a D.C. based lobbying group that gets their money from food, chemical and drug companies. And the American Beverage Association gave a grant for another.
And this subliminal nudge that men are pretty stupid and laughable, women are wise. This is popular with the products women are considered the primary market. I have met thousands of stupid men, but I am not stupid enough to see this as anything but manipulation.