Skip to content
Subscriber Only

U.S. Losing Taste for Corn Sweetener as Dieters Shun Soda

Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, used to sweeten products from Coca-Cola Co. to HJ Heinz Co. ketchup and linked to obesity, is falling in the U.S. as health-conscious consumers drink less soda.

The amount of corn devoted to the sweetener this year will fall to its lowest level since 1997, according to a Jan. 15 projection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.