Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Citizens For Health The Voice of the Natural Health Consumer

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By now you've probably heard the news that the Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA to change the name for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to "corn sugar". They claim their petition is in the interest of "consumer clarity".

We at Citizens for Health have an important question regarding this claim: How can changing the name of a product consumers have become familiar with over nearly three decades actually lead to greater clarity?

Oppose the petition renaming high fructose corn syrup NOW!

Make no mistake - this is about the Corn Refiners bottom line. The more aware and informed consumers become about the dangers of HFCS, the more they will seek alternatives or avoid products containing HFCS altogether. This is already happening, and the Corn Refiners are feeling the pinch. Their petition is an effort to confuse consumers into buying products they are working diligently to avoid.

Citizens for Health has advocated for access to truthful, non-misleading health information for nearly 20 years, and renaming HFCS is precisely the kind of manipulation that we strive to prevent - but we need your help.

What you can do:

Most important: Post a comment opposing the Corn Refiners' petition by visiting regulations.gov. Near the bottom of the page you'll see "Corn Refiners Association - Citizen Petition". Click on the link to the right: "Submit a Comment".
Use the links in this email to send a message to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, urging them to reject the Corn Refiners' petition. (Please take a moment to edit the letter - a variety of messages have the broadest impact).

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