SUGAR CRUSH News : Book Signing Scheduled

AENS Members can find past president Dr. Jacoby signing his book on July 24 at the American Podiatric Medical Association’s National Meeting at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The booth will be open Thursday through Saturday morning.  The signing reception will be right after the AENS lectures at 6pm July 24Friday.

Special thanks to AENS for the recent newsletter sent out announcing the book release!

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AENS (Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons) promotes research, provides educational opportunities and offers many more benefits to members.

Reminder!  SUGAR CRUSH release date is coming up fast!  April 14 is only 2 weeks away.  You can still pre-order your copy.  Books will be shipped the week of the 14th.

Weed killer can “probably” cause cancer says WHO

Used in the production of high fructose corn syrup!

From Reuters article Friday 3/20/15:

Monsanto weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer: World Health Organization

The world’s most widely-used weed killer can “probably” cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

The WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto Co herbicide Roundup, was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans”.

It also said there was “limited evidence” that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, said scientific data do not support the conclusions and called on the WHO to hold an urgent meeting to explain the findings.

“We don’t know how IARC could reach a conclusion that is such a dramatic departure from the conclusion reached by all regulatory agencies around the globe,” Philip Miller, Monsanto’s vice-president of global regulatory affairs, said in a statement.

Concerns about glyphosate on food have been a hot topic of debate in the United States recently, and contributed to the passage in Vermont last year of the country’s first mandatory labeling law for foods that are genetically modified.

Read the full article

More on Mercury in High-Fructose Corn Syrup

From the July/August 2009 issue of MotherJones:

“In 2004, Renee Dufault, an environmental health researcher at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), stumbled upon an obscure Environmental Protection Agency report on chemical plants’ mercury emissions. Some chemical companies, she learned, make lye by pumping salt through large vats of mercury. Since lye is a key ingredient in making HFCS (it’s used to separate corn starch from the kernel), Dufault wondered if mercury might be getting into the ubiquitous sweetener that makes up 1 out of every 10 calories Americans eat.

Dufault sent HFCS samples from three manufacturers that used lye to labs at the University of California-Davis and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The labs found mercury in most of the samples. In September 2005, Dufault presented her findings to the FDA’s center for food safety. She was surprised by what happened next. “I was instructed not to do any more investigation,” she recalls. FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Kwisnek says that the agency decided against further investigation because it wasn’t convinced “that there was any evidence of a risk.”

Read on…

The High Fructose Corn Syrup – Autism Connection, Is there one?

Grist’s post examining the link between high-fructose corn syrup and autism caused quite a rumpus.  So much so that Grist’s executive editor posted a follow-up semi-apologetic correction and a more detailed article examining both article and review.  It’s easy to jump into the middle of a rumpus without all the facts, so here are the rumpus-causing articles, in order:

A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States

Paper asks: Does high-fructose corn syrup contribute to a rise in autism?

Why that corn-syrup-and-autism study leaves such a sour taste

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