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Sugar vs. corn syrup court battle

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Posted at 7:18 AM, Mar 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-20 07:18:50-04

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (WTVR) – A not so sweet battle is heading into a Los Angeles court room tomorrow.
Sugar is suing high fructose corn syrup.
High fructose corn syrup promoters say the product is “nutritionally the same as table sugar.”
But, the sugar industry says its competition just isn’t natural and is linked to higher obesity rates.
The sugar suit claims the ads by the corn industry are misleading, which is something the Corn Refiners Association says is untrue.
People became concerned about the health effects of high fructose corn syrup about 10 years ago when the surgeon general expressed alarm over the sweetener being in so many processed foods.