I have no strong opinions against corn syrup. There are certainly economic benefits to not relying on cane sugar, which needs to be imported for the most part. As far as health goes, I'm not going to turn my nose up at corn syrup only to go eat a cheeseburger or french fries.
At 1 hour ago, Bolo wrote:
It really is the origination point of obesity culture. Or at least the point of enablement.
Hardly. Oils and saturated fats are far guiltier when it comes to exacerbating the obesity problem. Corn syrup is a simple sugar that burns off quickly and doesn't add that much more caloric value than cane sugar. But what brought about obesity culture and what continues to enable it isn't either; it's a cultural thing. It's the idea that we can do whatever we want without self control and when we have to face the consequences, its our habit of blaming everyone but ourselves. Parents don't teach their kids self control when it comes to eating and consumption in general (largely in part because they expect that companies and the government will take care of it), so kids do as kids will do--careless hedonism--and they never grow out of it.