US regulators denied a request to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup to merely "corn sugar." The Food and Drug Administration said in a ruling that the corn industry failed to back up its request for the name change. The regulatory battle between Big Sugar and Big Corn coincides with a public relations battle.
The FDA affects food labeling but does not prevent advertisements describing "corn sugar," at least according to the corn industry. It reaffirms what most have been saying all along: HFCS is not sugar. The next step is for the federal court to end the (the corn industry's) misleading propaganda campaign.