A "newswire" press release from Richard Berman's Center for Consumer Freedom entitled "New Ad Campaign Pushes Back Against Big Sugar's Bogus Attacks on High Fructose Corn Syrup" describes the role played by Big Sugar in this public relations war. According to Richard Berman, Big Sugar has "propagated" "blatant inaccuracies" about High Fructose Corn Syrup; they have "spoon-fed misinformation" to the public about HFCS.
What has the Sugar Association actually said about High Fructose Corn Syrup? It's frankly sad that they resort to such name-calling, mud-slinging and unprofessional behavior.
Why is the Corn Refiners Association and Center for Corn Freedom (oops.... CONSUMER not corn!) spending tens of millions of dollars to counter one press release?
Who is actually most actively promoting sugar at the expense of High Fructose Corn Syrup?
just kidding. but seriously, the majority of the efforts the Corn Refiners Association and Center for Consumer Freedom are fighting are actually led by consumers, consumers who don't work for any lobbing group or otherwise stand to gain monetarily from their efforts. Consumers who are willing to pay more for foods with shorter ingredient lists. Consumers who, for whatever reason, prefer "table sugar" to "corn sugar," which is glucose enzymatically isomerized to fructose.
In the interest of impartiality, below is a link to Berman's latest newswire release in which he describes Big Sugar's "disingenuous and baseless" attack against poor High Fructose Corn Syrup:
"New Ad Campaign Pushes Back Against Big Sugar's Bogus Attacks on High Fructose Corn Syrup"