One battle won ... the war continues.........

OK -- quick update for those newer readers of this little old blog.

Last summer, I was asked to do a salsa class at the Freight House Farmers Market. In preparation for the class, there was an interview by our local newspaper. I was asked why do I make my own salsa when there are so many in the marketplace.

I replied that my salsa has a fresher taste and contains no high fructose corn syrup or preservatives that add more sodium to the diet. Simply answer, don't you think?

Well .... this little old lady in Iowa got a letter from Audrae Erickson, president of the Corn Refiners Association. (Corn Refiners Association .... think ADM, Cargill, big guys.... not a little old gray-haired lady in Iowa!)

So to put it bluntly, old Audrae pissed me off!!!!! Every chance I have, in every class I teach, I talk about high-fructose corn syrup and her letter to me.

A lot of the evidence has been coincidental. There has been a lot of coincidental evidence but not a definitive study that said ...... high fructose corn syrup has made us fat. Till now.

Audrae ..... please tell me what you have to say to THIS study????

Great study but we still have a lot of work to do. Does high fructose corn syrup cause migraine headaches? Does it raise the blood pressure?

We have to get consumers to demand healthy foods from the grocers. We need to get high fructose corn syrup eliminated from yogurt, spaghetti sauce, soft drinks and soooo much more!!! And we have to get more people preserving their own food from their own gardens.

(Hmmm??? What could I do with that challenge??)

But today ..... we have a victory. And I will celebrate that!

Do you think I could sue the Corn Refiners for my Weight Watchers dues?????


BlueGate said…
You go girl! : )
Barb said…
Feisty, like a litte rat terrier that grabs on and just keeps on shaking......WOO HOO....glad we've got you on our corner!

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