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MSNBC reports that efforts to demonize high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as having an outsized impact on the nation’s obesity epidemic seem to be having at least some impact: “US use of the sweetener found in most soft drinks, cereals and a range of other products dropped 11 percent between 2003 and 2008, the most recent year figures were available.

“A number of companies also have stopped using corn syrup in some or all products, including Hunt's ketchup, Snapple, Gatorade and Starbucks' baked goods.”
KC's View:
Corn producers say it isn’t just health activists who are having an impact...they say that they can detect the presence of the sugar industry in the efforts to marginalize HFCS.