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sugar/corn sweetener comparison??

With the sugar beet price and stock problems i've read about, how does that play for the corn sweetener market?? corn sweetener industry was in place before ethanol and has just kept grinding away at the pile of corn we produce. I only know enough about the sugar beet story to be dangerous. Hope Mr; Jenkins  reads this and responds.

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Re: sugar/corn sweetener comparison??

sweet spot for corn based sweeteners has passed now that global sugar prices have retreated.....first big drop for HFCS coming in Mexico, where it is as much political as economic..

 

HFCS enjoyed very good export biz for a couple of years, but that may be fading

 

but don't expect big switches from US beverage companies in the short run....

 

margins will suffer for HFCS producers.....just like many segments of ag in near future

 

 

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Re: sugar/corn sweetener comparison??

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and regular sugar are about the same, nutritionally. Both are bad for your health when consumed in excessive amounts because eating too much of either one might promote weight gain, and neither sweetener has any nutritive value beyond the calories. Some people believe HFCS is more dangerous to your health than regular sugar, but those claims aren't based on scientific findings.        Organic Wholesale Distributors

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Thank you much! I was feeling guilty of poisoning all those americans with HFCS and I don't really know how to spell frucktoes

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Re: sugar/corn sweetener comparison??

Well in some way Sugar is up in the market.