Topic

Gesundheit

3 petitions

Started 7 months ago

Petition to US Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, European Food Safety Authority

Petition against hidden Sugar and the unregulated use of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Obesity in adults still accounts for 18% of deaths among black or white Americans between ages 40 and 85. This exceeds the numbers of Guns and even alcohol by far. It all started with the invention of High Fructose Corn Syrup in the early 1970s. Ever since, the industry continued to add it to more and more products while increasing the dosis and consumption drastically in the past 30 years, coinciding with the obesity epidemic. HFCS is sweeter and is far more addicting than regular sugar. There has been a 1000 percent increase in the use of HFCS in the American food industry from 1970 to 1990 and this number is rapidly expanding due to the cost effectiveness of using corn syrup as compared to cane sugar. During that time period, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold. Yet, the corn industry spends millions to convince consumers of the savety of their product. “No one chooses to be obese. No child chooses to be obese”- Dr. Robert H. Lustig, author of the book „Fat Chance“And yet – we have an Epidemic of obese 6 month olds because of HFCS added to baby milkshakes. Studys show that the earlier you expose children to sugar the more they’ll crave it later. And the more sugar a pregnant woman drinks or eats, the more likely this changes the kids adiposity even before the kid is born. HFRS is currently specified by the US Food and Drug Administration as 'G R A S' (generally regarded as safe) - but it’s not. It’s a poison. Fructose is a chronic hepatotoxin (it’s the “alcohol without the buzz”) but the FDA refuses to regulate our food and limit the usage of HFRS. Therefore we need to get the FDA and finally ban or reduce the Use of High Fructose Corn Syrup by the industry to safe our kids and end the obesity epidemic. If you want to know more go to http://www.obesity-epidemic.com/

Wanja Aram
37 supporters