Friday, September 4, 2009

Corn Glut

Uh oh, not only is there a shortage of sugar due to weather conditions and other factors, but there's also an overabundance of corn. In fact, a record harvest of corn is projected for this year.  Thus, the difference in the prices of sugar versus HFCS will likely become even more dramatic.  That fact combined with the economic downturn and desirability of cheap food products with long shelf-lives means we are likely to see an increase in the number of products containing High Fructose Corn Syrup.   

Corn (C, CBOT) Daily

Source: Tale of Two Grains: Too Much Corn

I assume those of us who can't or won't or prefer not to eat food laced with HFCS will simply have to pay even more and scan ingredient lists more diligently than ever.

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