Posts Tagged ‘mercury’

What the fuck FDA?

I came across this article on Wednesday about 2 studies, both of which found detectable levels of mercury in commercial high-fructose corn syrup,

Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies.

Considering the amount and extent to which we use this stuff in modern food manufacturing, this is pretty damn bad. Of course, the million dollar question is, what is going on at the agency charged with protecting the public from these sort of contaminants?