Misinformation Galore on High Fructose Corn Syrup and MSG

Hurray for Food Science Babe, cutting through the fearmongering and misinformation galore on High Fructose Corn Syrup and MSG! I love that Food Science Babe covers the classism, and the anti-Asian racism associated with some of these things as well.


Food science babe asks an important go question. What are people getting out of continuing to promote these misinformation campaigns? A possible answer is that misinformation sells because it is outrageous. People are drawn to it because of that.


Unfortunately, because it boosts ratings or clicks or rankings, misinformation propagates very quickly, and the more people see it, the more it gains traction, and the more people start to think that it must be a real thing.

If it’s news to you, that MSG and high fructose corn syrup are not more harmful, compared to other similar sugars or seasonings, it’s not your fault. I also believed that these things were bad for us, 20 years ago, because the very same misinformation campaigns were going on back then, too.

Thank goodness for food science babe! I’m so glad she is taking the time to put together these videos so that people have easier access to science-based information about our food.

Another debunking video on the same topic!


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  1. Oh gosh, that reminds me of the time and it happens quite a bit, when someone was like why does American Heinz ketchup use so much sugar? And they were comparing it to the British version. Except I looked at the label, and the AMOUNT of sugar was about the same. Yes, the American kind had more than one kind of sugar but not really anymore overall sugar. I feel like that has more to do with availibility. From what I understand, in the UK, and probably Europe overall, they are more likely to extract sugar from beets where in the US, seems like we use more cane sugar and sugar derived from corn because we can grow both cane sugar and corn pretty well here.

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