Friday, May 28, 2010

The Morning Brew: 5.28

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Ohio's nervous about the effect of companies removing high fructose corn syrup from their products. According to U.S. News and World Report, corn for sweeteners is a $2.1 billion industry with 1,700 refining employees and 2,500 corn formers in Ohio. "'Farmers are extremely concerned,' said Fred Yoder, whose family farm near Plain City sends 80 percent of its corn directly to a corn-sweetener refinery. 'Not only do farmers lose, but the consumer is the biggest loser because food costs could go up 20 to 30 percent if they continue to switch from high-fructose corn syrup.'" Approximately 58 percent of consumers are worried about the amount of high fructose corn syrup in food.

Despite 90 percent of Britons saying they believe it's wrong to go to work with a hangover, a new study shows that 1 in 10 do just that at least twice a week. The Telegraph reports that one in five of those people feel their hangovers affect their work. It's probably going to get worse. "Chris Sorek, CEO of Drinkaware, said: 'An international sporting event like the World Cup will inevitably capture the attention of the nation and is a great time for people to come together, but hangovers at work are likely to increase.'"

A new novel features a main character who can taste emotions in food. The Wall Street Journal talks food with Aimee Bender, author of "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake".

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