I just saw a sort of a jaw-dropping commercial run by the Corn Refiners Association to promote corn syrup. One woman is telling another that it’s probably not a good idea to give her child a drink from a gallon jug of one of those “fruit drinks” (that come in such flavors as purple and green), since it’s just water and corn syrup. The drink-pouring woman objects, saying that corn syrup is “all natural” and “made from corn.” The ad points viewers to their SweetSurprise website. The claims that they’re making are both accurate and terribly misleading. The good news, I suppose, is that enough people are finally noticing that corn syrup is trouble that the industry feels the need to fight back.