Sweetener Lowdown

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An October 2, 2006 article by Michael Precker about complaints against corn syrup notes a contrary opinion from ACSH's Todd Seavey:

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote that Americans need to cut down on sugary drinks and fired this broadside: "Our government needs to do much more to control potentially deadly substances -- plutonium, anthrax, and high fructose corn syrup."

Todd Seavey of the American Council on Science and Health shot back with a column headlined "Kristof Goes Berserk over High-Fructose Corn Syrup."

Last month the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer group that crusades against junk food, threatened to sue Cadbury Schweppes for calling 7UP "all natural."

The soft drink, which has no fruit juice, is sweetened with HFCS.