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HFCS

abbr.
high-fructose corn syrup
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Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) board member Roland Beltran noted there was no need for the company to resurrect HFCS, saying it had just secured 15,000 metric tons (MT) of imported sugar for its operations.
The progress of projects they invest in via home loans will be monitored by the lending HFCs before loan disbursements.
Overall, the sweetener trade between the United States and Mexico is likely an example of a "tit-for-tat" strategy between sugar industry groups and HFCS industry groups in both countries, especially in Mexico.
"An ambitious HFC amendment is likely the single most important step that we could take at this moment to limit the warming of our planet and protect the planet for future generations to come," U.S.
Although HFCs cause a greenhouse effect that's thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide's, their average atmospheric lifetime is roughly 15 years - unlike carbon dioxide, which can persist in the atmosphere for centuries.
Their diets incorporated 50 grams of carbohydrates daily from one of honey, white cane sugar or HFCS. Over the course of the study, each of the sweeteners was fed to each of the volunteers for a two-week period.
In our study, compared with the control group rats, findings of hypertension, hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia, which are indicators of metabolic syndrome, were found in the group of rats given HFCS for 6 weeks.
Although this study didn't test ordinary table sugar, it has roughly the same amounts of fructose and glucose as HFCS.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, at a meeting on Montreal Protocol ( on substances that deplete the ozone layer), has asked for actual figures and not estimates on the production of HFCs, like the one released on Chrofluoro carbons ( CFCs) released about a decade back.
Developing countries will continue to use HCFCs and HFCs for the foreseeable future.
Dr Rigby said: "We could avoid adding the equivalent of up to another three years of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere if these gases were being phased down." HFCs are particularly strong greenhouse gases, so even relatively small levels in the atmosphere can contribute to warming.
The European Parliament adopted, on 12 March, the agreement that was reached with the Council on 16 December 2013 on reducing the use ofahydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.