We all know that eating too much sugar is bad for you, and most of us know that the insidious ingredient high-fructose corn syrup is really bad for you. But I just learned HFCS can be really, really bad for you.
Apparently the process of manufacturing HFCS requires caustic soda, which is sometimes made using mercury, and a recent study found traces of mercury in about 1/3 of HFCS-containing products. So not only is processed food making us fat, it may also be harming our brains, hearts, kidneys, lungs, and immune systems.
So could processed food be contributing to the recent increase in autism diagnoses? Discuss. I hope that the activists who were instrumental in getting drug manufacturers to remove thimerisol/mercury from vaccines will be as invested in lobbying to rid our food supply of this toxic garbage.