March 24th 2009, 10:09
Our cover story this month exposes the shocking revelation
that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a ubiquitous sweetener used in
everything from cola to 'healthy' snacks, is heavily laced with mercury
that has inadvertently been added during its manufacturing process.
So widespread is HFCS, and so contaminated by mercury in the manufacturing
process, that most of us-even those consuming so-called
'natural' or 'organic' processed foods and snacks-could be ingesting
some 28.5 mcg of mercury every day. Indeed, the average American is
eating more than 42 lb (19 kg) of it every year.