Much has been said about the HFCS renaming issue and I wrote about it earlier here. Much of it has been strident in the opposition to the change. How did all this start and how did we get here? James McWilliams of Texas State University writes in the Atlantic how one “viral sentence” as he describes it ignited this issue. He argues that instead of getting all steamed up about the name change, we should ask ourselves why high fructose corn syrup is so ubiquitous in the first place. The answer is massive government subsidies to the corn growers. Can we change that? And what would happen if we did? Very interesting read.
Also, an informative piece on the same issue by Marion Nestle at Food Politics.