Before you read this, put down that ketchup, soft drink, salad dressing, yogurt, cookie, or other processed food.
Well, according to the journal Environmental Health, there was a surprisingly good chance that there was mercury in whatever processed food you were holding.
In a study it published recently, scientists tested products containing high-fructose corn syrup taken straight from supermarket shelves, and found that 31 percent of them contained traces of the toxic element.
Even worse, the FDA apparently did a similar test in 2005, and found mercury in 45 percent of the samples. And then did nothing about it.
As you're no doubt aware, we're talking about a sweetener that is now in nearly every processed food you can imagine. We're talking names like Quaker, Hunt's, Hershey's, Smucker's, Kraft, Nutri-Grain and Yoplait, just to start with.
And, just on the off-chance you're a diehard fan of HFCS, let's also dredge up another recent study that linked theRead More »from Another reason to dislike corn syrup: Mercury poisoning