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Published: Tuesday, June 17 2014 9:23 p.m. MDT

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My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Labeling laws are not very effective for consumer warning and the law would just made the cups more expensive because of the ink and printing plate cost information in printing up labels.

How ever there should be a consumer food warning on the types of sugars that is used in drinks and candy and sweets baked tarts is that are causing health problems. There are only 2 sugars I know that can be a health risk, one is liquid sugar (corn syrup) which the body can't digest or excrete from you body and is the obesity factor laying fat under the skin that only liposuction can remove. The second is molasses sugar (referred to as tar) that tobacco and pot leave behind in the lungs limiting oxygen exchange in the lungs. Though its not toxic and the body will absorb molasses its not deadly like corn syrup weight gains.

Industry targeted government and the USDA to rename the deadly corn syrup because its cheaper but labeling misinforms the public on the use of corn syrup and the human body's ability to process it is a reason to have it removed from consumables as substitute sugars.

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