Sign the Petition: We Don’t Want HFCS in the Foods We Buy!
Millions of families are concerned about the man-made sweetener High Fructose Corn Syrup (also called HFCS). Scientific evidence shows that consuming HFCS might lead to serious long term health problems, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Food and beverage companies DO NOT need to use this ingredient in their products. Natural sweeteners are available for about the same cost – and do not pose the health issues that HFCS does.
We need to tell the companies that make our foods and drinks that we want to buy products that DO NOT contain HFCS.
Our goal is to say so in a petition supported by 100,000 signatures by October 1, 2012. The petition will be delivered to the CEOs of our country’s largest food and beverage makers, grocery retailers and chain restaurants.
Click the button at the right to sign our petition today: We Don’t Want High Fructose Corn Syrup in the Foods We Buy!
Speak Out to the FDA: Label HFCS Accurately
The consumer advocate group, Citizens for Health, has formally asked the Food & Drug Administration to change the way High Fructose Corn Syrup is labeled on food packages (read the filing here).
So that consumers know what they’re buying, this filing asks the FDA to include the percentage of fructose in the High Fructose Corn Syrup used in a product (for example, if there was 42% fructose used the label would say ‘High Fructose Corn Syrup 42’). The US government only allows up to 55% fructose concentrations in HFCS, but it is widely believed that levels up to 90% fructose are being used in some foods and beverages. This is not only illegal, but also poses serious concerns for people with diabetes and other dietary health issues.
Share your thoughts with the FDA by clicking on the button on the right. The comments you submit will be delivered the Commissioner of the FDA.