High fructose corn syrup????  NOT in our food!
  • Petitioned Indra Nooyi, CEO

This petition was delivered to:

PepsiCo Inc.
Indra Nooyi, CEO
Kraft Foods, Inc.
Irene Rosenfeld, CEO
General Mills, Inc.
Kendall J. Powell, CEO
Nestle USA
Chris Johnson, CEO
J.M. Smucker Co.
Richard Smucker, CEO
Unilever North America
Paul Polman, CEO
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Larry D. Young, CEO
Coca-Cola Company
Muhtar Kent, CEO
H.J. Heinz Co.
William Johnson, CEO

High fructose corn syrup???? NOT in our food!

    1. linda bonvie
    2. Petition by

      linda bonvie

      Tuckerton, NJ

Don't let Big Corn try and fool U.S. food and beverage manufacturers

In May of last year, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration rejected the 2010 petition from the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) the aim of which was to have the laboratory concoction called high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) officially given the sweeter-sounding name “corn sugar.” Although the CRA had spent over $60 million to try and sell consumers on the idea that HFCS was a “natural” substance that was really just “sugar made from corn,” the message didn't fly with either consumers or the FDA. The majority of comments to the FDA were strongly worded objections to changing the name to “corn sugar” that demonstrated the power of a collective consumer voice.

You would think that would be the end of this attempted trickery. But the CRA, as it turns out, has a few more ploys to play.

The newest is a marketing campaign aimed at food and beverage manufacturers, grocery retailers and chain restaurants – the message being that “96% of consumers aren't avoiding HFCS.” The purpose of this campaign, led by the Corn Refiners Association, is to encourage the food industry to continue with, and even to ratchet up the use of HFCS in foods and beverages.

This latest Big Corn blitz is intended to convince the industry that we consumers don't check food labels, don't have any real interest in food ingredients, and seem to be as totally uninformed as the silly neighbor in the CRA's “Sweet Surprise” commercial who couldn't think of a reason why she didn't want her child drinking punch with HFCS in it.

But as the corn refiners know, that's disingenuous. Consumer awareness of food ingredients is actually at an all time high. More moms and dads than ever are attempting to keep HFCS out of their kids' diets (and aren't fooled by the CRA's patronizing commercials). They know HFCS isn't sugar (as the FDA itself has ruled), isn't natural and doesn't belong in our food!

Andrew Weil, M.D., one of the country's best known wellness authorities, recently said this about HFCS; “I will predict to you that high fructose corn syrup is going to turn out to be one of the very worst culprits in the diet...a direct driver of obesity in kids, one of the single worst things you can give to people that have this genetic constitution that predispose them to insulin resistance.”

Please sign my petition to tell H. J. Heinz Co., PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, General Mills, Nestle USA, J. M. Smucker, Unilever North America, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and the Coca-Cola company that you don't want high fructose corn syrup in your food!

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. We've reached almost 2,700 signatures! Let's keep it going.

      linda bonvie
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has signed and left comments. It's obvious that as consumers we do care what's in our food and despite what the Corn Refiners Association would like food processors to believe, HFCS is an ingredient that we decidedly want OUT of the food supply. Please share this petition link wherever you can and let's keep the momentum going!

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures

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    • martin liegel jr. TOPSHAM, VT
      • 10 months ago

      I will not buy any product that contains HFCS

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    • Linda Jaworski BELLE PLAINE, MN
      • 10 months ago

      For my health and the health of others

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    • Richard Brickman PUEBLO, CO
      • 10 months ago

      I am a "Whole Foods" Nutrition Advocate" and HFCS is so much worse than people realize it is, and is something I wish we could "Un-Invent"!!

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    • Tauna Johnson COLUMBUS, OH
      • 10 months ago

      It doesn't benefit my body. I want it gone. All Natural, please!!!!!!!

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    • Deron Bayer LAKEVILLE, CT
      • 11 months ago

      We are being poisoned.

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