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North American Trade Off Agreement

disastrid and moxpob just left. The Pirate is jealous that the people I meet on the internet are capable of both conversation and personal hygiene. That's me, an Astute Judge of Character. While she was here, we had some interesting conversations. Canada supports gay marriage, is way left of America politically, decriminalized pot and has more liberal copyright laws that allow for downloading.

But apparently, they don't have high fructose corn syrup, the basis of ketchup, soda, candy, jams and jellies and anywhere that liquid sugar is appropriate. It's linked to diabetes and a host of health problems in rats, and I notice that Purina Rat Chow doesn't use it.

So...think very hard before you go characterizing Canada as the Northern Utopia, think about what you're going to put on your fries, what you're going to wash them down with, and what you're going to eat afterward.

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mortaine
Aug. 10th, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
Hmm... it's a political utopia AND it doesn't have high fructose corn syrup? I'm telling ya-- it's heaven!
recursive
Aug. 10th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
Anywhere without massive corn subsidies and controls on the import of sugar wouldn't use so damned much of the foul shit.

And, Heinz organic ketchup is made with sugar, and yet remains rather close to the flavor I am accustomed to. A lot of other ketchups (the Trader Joe's stuff I tried) lack some of the complexity of the flavor of the Heinz.
recursive
Aug. 10th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
Which is not to say that I don't like nearly everything else made of corn...
sushigrade
Aug. 10th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
Considering that HFCS is probably responsible for a large portion of the obesity problems in the US, I'm actually really, really cool with that. darwins_fox is still keeping her eyes out for jobs in the BC area...
missmelysse
Aug. 10th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
I see a story about ketchup smuggling becoming the next big thing - the question is, do you wanna write it, or shall I? :)
junglemonkee
Aug. 10th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
Tell you what - I'll split it with you. YOU write the story about Canadians smuggling ketchup, soda and condiments made with sugar over the border to the US, and I'll write the story of ADM's hostile takeover of Canada proper.
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