View Full Version : HFCS Ban Proposed in New York

04-29-2010, 04:04 AM
Bills (http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A10574&Summary=Y&Text=Y)

If passed New York would join Cleveland and Allentown in making year round Sucrose Coke.

New York would be the only place to get Sugar Citric Acid Pepsi (aka KP Pepsi) (or a near equivalent if the Natural Flavors are different) year round.

This is a good thing and hope it passes

04-29-2010, 04:31 AM
I have opened my eyes in regards to corn syrup lately.

I found this site,

The Ban Of High Fructose Corn Syrup In The U.S. (http://blog.banofhfcs.com/)

04-29-2010, 08:22 AM
Almost certainly unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause and the pre-emption doctrine.

04-29-2010, 09:21 AM
We can dream though, right?

04-29-2010, 12:08 PM
One more freedom under attack.

04-29-2010, 04:18 PM
^Yeah, as much as I would like to see all soda sweetened with sucrose, I don't see any reasonable grounds for banning HFCS.

04-29-2010, 10:12 PM
Why don't they just stop artificially inflating the price of cane sugar?

ERS/USDA Briefing Room - Sugar and Sweeteners: Policy (http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/Sugar/Policy.htm)

05-01-2010, 09:56 PM
New York State or New York City?

05-02-2010, 04:27 AM
New York State wide proposed ban.

Banning it in New York City would probably be easier since they did the Transfat ban in restaurants

05-02-2010, 05:36 AM
Won't this make prices go up?

Mr Zabe
05-02-2010, 05:52 AM
Good question. I need to think this one over.

05-02-2010, 04:10 PM
If you are a Member of RecycleBank or My Coke Rewards you can get Coke at a reduced price (or almost free) with coupons, so Sucrose Coke at a slightly higher price wouldn't be that much of an increase. Pepsi would have to be stocked up when on sale. This would only be New York State.

ABARTA doesn't seem to charge more for their Coke using Sucrose year round, it is the same price as the HFCS stuff when mixed in parts of PA

05-02-2010, 05:20 PM
Thats not a true indication if it costs more..they may have to cut the retail price on it just to compete with others and suck up the minor net gains so they can sell more product and make up for it down the road...would be a logical conclusion.

05-07-2010, 10:36 PM
Slurpees use sucrose, I understand. HFCS doesn't do the same thing at near freezing.

That said, I think we are giving the corn lobby too much power.