The FDA categorizes high-fructose corn syrup and other kinds of sugars as “generally regarded as safe,” but the Center for Science in the Public Interest says at the levels they are used, “these ingredients are not safe. They are harmful.”

Food industry representatives say we cannot blame one part of the diet for a problem as complex as obesity.


The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to identify a safe level for added sugars in beverages. Sodas have unsafe levels of added sugars, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says.

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Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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