Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Put down that Pepsi!

Want to watch me turn into a Cathy cartoon? Discover that corn syrup contains mercury.

ACK!

I try to keep the stuff far away from the boy but sometimes it sneaks in in unexpected places. (Trader Joe's turkey meatballs, I'm talking to you.) Seriously, this corn syrup b.s. needs to be stopped. Did you see the campaign they recently rolled out, where they try to convince you it's perfectly fine? ("My hairdresser says that table sugar is healthier than high fructose corn syrup.", "Wow! Your hairdresser is a doctor?") The ad goes on to talk about moderation and how natural it is and bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. Everyone knows it's bad but nobody really seems to care. I wonder if the mercury scare will change the national tune. (Although I thought the same thing when they found that potato chips are high in carcinogens. Hasn't seemed to hurt Frito-Lay.)

Tainted baby formula. Poisonous peanuts. What's next?

1 comment:

elisava said...

i saw a commercial for fee-breeze today. if anyone in my home was that excited about an "upolstery refresher" i'd have them commited.

with baby number one, i was a paranoid first time mom who forwent caffeine, alcohol, unpasterized cheese and fish. you know what i really missed, more than all that? ASPERTEME... that stuff in diet soda. that stuff is pure crack.

but, corn syrup? really?