from the Grist.org:
We already know that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is something to stay away from, even though the FDA recently ruled that foods containing this nasty stuff can be labeled as 'natural', as in 'naturally sweetened'.
Here's another reason to stay away from it: in two studies, one conducted by the FDA, traces of mercury can be found in foods with HFCS, ranging from 31% to 45% of foods tested. The FDA has known about this since 2005 but has done nothing about it.
The skinny on high-fructose corn syrup
Many of my friends to whom I sent this story were not surprised, given the ethos of the previous administration. Perhaps I am a bit Pollyanna-ish but I am still shocked that those in public service can do such a disservice to their constituents.
But then, as one friend replied, if you can't trust Coca-Cola, who can you trust?