Tom Usher commented or added the following:
"Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest stated: 'High-fructose corn syrup starts out as cornstarch, which is chemically or enzymatically degraded to glucose and some short polymers of glucose. Another enzyme is then used to convert varying fractions of glucose into fructose...High-fructose corn syrup just doesn't exist in nature.' The United States Food and Drug Administration have declared HFCS is not 'natural', stating: 'The use of synthetic fixing agents in the enzyme preparation, which is then used to produce HFCS, would not be consistent with our (...) policy regarding the use of the term 'natural''.
"Stating HFCS contains no artificial ingredients has also been criticized, as it has been argued that such a statement implies HFCS is natural, when it actually contains synthetic and genetically modified ingredients."