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YouAreGenuinelyDumb t1_j8oal0j wrote

We already know a bit about fructose and how it compares to other sugars. I would avoid assuming that this was some intentional 4D science chess maneuver, though. The only real reason high fructose corn syrup is used is because it is cheap. The money they earn from fructose getting people to buy more food pales in comparison to the amount of money they saved using corn syrup instead of sugar.


CronoDAS t1_j8pdajx wrote

Sucrose (table sugar) is half fructose anyway. The only reason that high fructose corn syrup is cheaper than sugar in the United States is that, in order to protect American farmers, the government puts a limit on the amount of sugar that can be imported from foreign countries.