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What's the difference between sugar and high-fructose corn syrup? (video)

March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 -- It seems like it's in just about every product on grocery store shelves: high-fructose corn syrup. What is it, and how is it different from regular old sugar? And how did it become such a popular but controversial ingredient? Reactions is here to answer those sweet questions. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/fXMvregmU1g.
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