Why Are Soybean Oil and High Fructose Corn Syrup in Everything?

Sunday, December 2, 2012
Posted in category Food Politics

So many creations of the Industrial Food Machine contain these hideous ingredients. I have been doing some farm subsidy research this week, and the numbers are not unexpected. Here are the corn subsidies in the US from 1995-2011 that total $82 billion. Here are the soybean subsidies from the same period that total $26 billion. It’s so quick and easy to make your own primal mayonnaise and avoid all of the industrial ingredients. There are so many ways to make it, but here’s a simple recipe – only I use an immersion blender and dijon mustard.

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7 Responses to Why Are Soybean Oil and High Fructose Corn Syrup in Everything?

  1. Wade says:

    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    It’s amazing how many processed foods have HFCS…even lots of things from Whole Foods have it — I went there today to buy some BBQ sauce to use with a free range pork shoulder that I was smoking, and I only found one brand — aptly named “Organicville” — that didn’t have HFCS and other crap in it

  2. Pam Maltzman says:

    December 2nd, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I have made mayonnaise using a combination of coconut oil and olive oil. It’s good, but it’s a real pain in the neck to make. I add some vitamin C crystals to make it last longer. WRT vitamin supplements, it’s getting harder and harder to find them without any form of soy in them. ANything in a capsule is likely to have soybean oil, which I despise. I occasionally buy and use Trader Joe’s mayonnaise; I think it’s a little bit better than most of what I see in the grocery stores around here.

  3. Wade says:

    December 3rd, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Pam — below is a link to some mayo that I bought online…among other things, it’s got extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil in it…I used it to make some remoulade sauce the other day, and I was happy with it


  4. Pam Maltzman says:

    December 5th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Wade, thanks for the link, and I will check it out. If I could buy good mayo easily, then I wouldn’t have to hassle with making it myself.

  5. Pam Maltzman says:

    December 6th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Wade, I looked at the link. That mayo has cane juice in it. I am trying to avoid sugar as much as possible, although I do use stevia. Next time I buy a blender, it will have a glass jar; the plastic one I have is a pain to clean.

  6. Wade says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Pam — you are right: the mayo has organic unrefined cane juice in it…I suppose that it’s preferable to refined sugar, but any way you cut it, it’s still sucrose…but at least the mayo is in a glass jar (a pet peeve of mine in organic unrefined coconut oil that comes in a plastic jar)…anyway, certainly stevia is a better choice for a sweetener; of course then you have to make your own mayo…I second your thought on the plastic blender, although in my case I’d like to have a glass steamer (my steamer is about the only plastic item in my kitchen)

  7. Fed’s Big Ag Policy is Anything But “Green” | The Freedom Watch says:

    April 1st, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    [...] “Why are high fructose corn syrup and soybean oil in everything? Answer: Corn and soybean subsidies from the period 1995 – 2011 totaled $108 billion. Corn and soy make up almost half of all U.S. farmland. Most of this is GM (genetically modified) foods, allowing the agricultural industry to serve its masters who are the beneficiaries of political-business alliances¬†under the Big Biotech umbrella:¬†Monsanto, Syngenta, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, and Tyson.” [...]

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