Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition at New York University, says that switching from the four-letter acronym HFCS to "corn sugar
" is "about marketing, not public health."
The rising price of corn sugar
is the latest in a string of commodity price rises that have squeezed consumers' spending power in recent months, after cotton doubled in price in the past year, and wheat increased by 40%, adding 10p onto the cost of a loaf.
Clothes made from farm waste are still years away from hitting the stores, but clothes made from organic or recycled fabrics and products made from coconut, bamboo, and corn sugar
are already available in many places.
The skirt's fabric is woven from the new compostable biotech fiber Ingeo, made from dextrose corn sugar
. The bustier, made from recycled polyester, reminds us that not all synthetic fibers are meant to be worn.
Although there is a great deal of buzz about E85 and biodiesel, DuPont Engineering Polymers is doing its part for automotive sustainability by launching a family of high-performance thermoplastic resins and elastomers based on renewable resources--like corn sugar
. These new materials are not for some sort of light-weight applications, either, as automotive applications for Hytrel made with the Bio-PDO material include extruded hose and tubing, blow-molded boots for CV joints, and injection-molded parts including airbag doors and energy dampers.
In 2006, DuPont will switch to a fermentation method to make its 1,3-propanediol from corn sugar
. Called Bio-PDO[TM], the corn-based polymer will be the first product developed by DuPont's Bio-Based Materials unit.
By commercializing "natural plastics" made from renewable resources such as corn sugar
, Metabolix Inc.
Maltodextrin is derived from corn sugar
, which is non-GMO and gluten-free.
Then it is placed hi high temperature fermenters that break down the corn sugar
into ethanol and water; a series of boiling and condensing processes squeezes out most of the water, leaving fuel-grade ethanol, which is essentially 199-proof vodka.
It is a bitter irony that most of the subsidies to agriculture, subsidies that come from our tax dollars, go to farmers growing corn for corn sugar
and grains for meat.
The company produces the products through the fermentation of corn sugar
using a closed system process to ensure purity, For more information, contact Bob Jungk, tel: 877-731-1031, extension 7.
It can be manufactured through a bio process based on corn sugar
. Fibers made from Sorona are softer than polyester and nylon, with the added feature of stretch and recovery, highly suitable to home furnishings and apparel uses.