Luckily for me, I soothed myself down by reading some of my favorite blogs, and the (Ex)Expatriate's Kitchen and Foodie Tots both had great lowdowns on the HFCS issue (good info always cheers me up - ok, except for ExPat's comment that "Two other very common food additives are also manufactured with mercury cell technology; citric acid and sodium benzoate. These additives have not yet been tested."). Ahem. Check both posts for good info on the HFCS manufacturing processes and the (lack of) government oversight, as well as a list of addresses and phone numbers of the offending HFCS companies over at ExPat Chef's.
Oceana's all over this one, though, and if you only have a few secs, head on over there to fill out a form to tell off all 4 companies in one fell swoop:
A small number of chlorine plants in the U.S. are still using toxic mercury in their production processes -- putting mercury into the atmosphere that can find its way into our seafood. This contamination puts the health of all of us at risk.
Tell Chlorine Companies to Go Mercury Free!
If you don't live near one of the plants, click here to email the companies.
If you live near one of the plants, contact the person below to get involved locally.
Ashtabula, OH Ashta Plant- Beth Kemler at (202) 467-1957 or
Augusta, GA Olin Plant- Tonya Bonitatibus at (706) 461-3362 or
Charleston, TN Olin Plant- Suzanne Wisdom at
Natrium, WV PPG Plant- Jon Pezold at (412) 880-8902 or
Yay for Oceana, ExPat Chef, and FoodieTots! And for feeling like we can make our voices heard.