Lunchtime poll – a corny name change
September 15th, 2010
01:15 PM ET
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Yesterday's New York Times report on the Corn Refiners Association petition to United States Food and Drug Administration to start labeling the embattled ingredient high-fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar" had Team Eatocracy rolling our eyes so hard they practically popped out and skidded across the floor.

As we've previously reported, a study from Princeton University that suggests high-fructose corn syrup causes more significant weight gain than table sugar and a UCLA study suggests that cancer cells feed off fructose at a higher rate than regular sugar.

Yes, these findings are preliminary and there's still plenty of research to be done, but we personally seek to avoid the stuff as much as possible. Sure, it's a health thing, but frankly, we think it tastes kinda nasty.

And of course, we're making jokes about other names the Corn Refiners Association might have gone with - "The Sweetener Formerly Known as HFCS," "FatMax," etc. Share your suggestions in the comments below, but first:

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