Does Mercury make one Run Faster?
- From: whistler <azwhistler@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:34:36 -0800 (PST)
Only if you know what it's about and you're trying to distance
Much High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated With Mercury, New Study
* Press Release
Brand-Name Food Products Also Discovered to Contain Mercury
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Jan 26, 2009
For its report "Not So Sweet: Missing Mercury and High Fructose Corn
Syrup," IATP sent 55 brand-name foods and beverages containing HFCS as
the first or second ingredient to a commercial laboratory to be tested
for total mercury. Nearly one in three products tested contained
detectable mercury. Mercury was most prevalent in HFCScontaining dairy
products, followed by dressings and condiments. Attached is the
summary list of the 55 products and their total mercury content.
In making HFCS, caustic soda is used, among other things, to separate
corn starch from the corn kernel. For decades, HFCS has been made
using mercury-grade caustic soda produced in industrial chlorine
(chlor-alkali) plants. The use of mercury cells to produce caustic
soda can contaminate caustic soda, and ultimately HFCS, with mercury.
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