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« on: September 28, 2011, 08:39:52 pm »
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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Warning Act
1) Any product containing high-fructose corn syrup shall include a warning label reading "Consuming high-fructose corn syrup is hazardous to your health."

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 09:58:15 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 09:59:18 pm »
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1) Any product containing high-fructose corn syrup shall include a warning label reading "Consuming high-fructose corn syrup is hazardous to your health."

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 10:02:40 pm »
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Didn't we have a bill like this before? We couldn't find any evidence that HFCS was actually hazardous so we voted it down. I wanted to ban it at one point. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 04:06:57 pm »
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This won't do much. We should look at changing the law and subsidies so HFCS is less produced and used instead.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 04:43:12 pm »
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Can someone clarify whether there's something inherently dangerous in HFCS, or if it's a high-quantity danger?
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 09:10:25 pm »
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Bgwah, fix the OP before it makes me go blind. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 09:13:19 pm »
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Can someone clarify whether there's something inherently dangerous in HFCS, or if it's a high-quantity danger?

From what I've read, your body does not treat sugar any differently, whether it be cane sugar or corn syrup.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 09:20:14 pm »
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Can someone clarify whether there's something inherently dangerous in HFCS, or if it's a high-quantity danger?

From what I've read, your body does not treat sugar any differently, whether it be cane sugar or corn syrup.
There is a legitimate scientific debate about it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 09:38:43 pm »
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Can someone clarify whether there's something inherently dangerous in HFCS, or if it's a high-quantity danger?

From what I've read, your body does not treat sugar any differently, whether it be cane sugar or corn syrup.
There is a legitimate scientific debate about it.

There are all kinds of studies, but nothing is concrete enough to warrant putting warning labels on foods claiming it is hazardous to your health.
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 10:23:57 pm »
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with HFCS when compared to any other sugar we eat (added sweeteners, that is).

The problem is that growing corn for HFCS is inefficient and damaging to the environment as well as to farmers, whose livelihoods would be much better if they could plant more appropriate crops on their land and sell it at a fair price.

I will not support this bill, nor should any of you.

BRTD was correct in that we should target subsidies and ag policy that discourages or at least neither encourages nor discourages usage of HFCS in food products.
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2011, 10:41:20 pm »
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I've been doing a bit more reading, and I would likely not sign this Bill as it stands.
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2011, 09:48:46 am »
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It would be shortsighted to sign a bill like this with the debate still out on whether HFCS is actually dangerous. We might as well put a warning label "sugar is dangerous for your health" on all foods if we are going to do this, and any reasonable person should know that.
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2011, 12:19:52 pm »
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I'd much rather eliminate subsidies but didn't exapect such a proposal to Garner much support.
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2011, 03:54:46 pm »
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I think subsidies were eliminated, which is why this bill failed last time. Of course, it was my bill originally so I'll still vote for it. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2011, 08:21:42 pm »
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Vote for eliminating subsidies? I would not be opposed to that either. We are already inflating the price of corn as it is.
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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2011, 12:04:27 am »
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I am bringing this bill to a final vote. Please vote aye, nay, or abstain.



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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2011, 12:27:24 am »
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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2011, 12:28:49 am »
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2011, 12:32:07 am »
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Doesn't go far enough, but regardless:

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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2011, 03:39:42 am »
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2011, 01:16:42 pm »
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I seriously hope the senate doesn't pass a bill based on inconclusive scientific facts. Seriously guys. We are basically saying "I don't care if the facts don't line up with my opinion, we're going to do it anyway."
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2011, 07:38:07 pm »
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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2011, 11:55:35 pm »
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I seriously hope the senate doesn't pass a bill based on inconclusive scientific facts. Seriously guys. We are basically saying "I don't care if the facts don't line up with my opinion, we're going to do it anyway."

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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 02:02:57 am »
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