Two sweet stories that broke in the last couple of days should be read together, in order for a reader to receive their full nutritional value.
First, the Food and Drug Administration told processed foodstuff manufacturers they must continue to refer to a commonly used sweetener as "high fructose corn syrup" on their required lists of ingredients. The FDA rejected a petition from the manufacturers of massive quantities of the stuff that they be allowed to change its name to the more benign-sounding "corn sugar."
Meanwhile, in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed that the city ban the sale of high-sugar which usually means high-high fructose corn syrup drinks of more than 16 ounces by restaurants, ball parks, theaters, street vendors, etc. Hizzoner notes that, now that he has managed to ban smoking from most public places in the city, the biggest threat to public health, and the biggest driver of government costs for health care, is obesity.