Bud Light's corn syrup snub riles Iowa farmers

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"Bud Light's Super Bowl commercials are only meant to point out a key difference in Bud Light from some other light beers", it said in a statement.

It's not the way you'd expect to start the week, but Bud Light, the patron saint of fraternities nationwide, finds itself embroiled in a weird feud with the corn industry.

The other beers' marketing departments also didn't miss a chance to get their name out there and tout their own "high-quality, great-tasting beers".

"Always intrigued at what commercials are going to come out, and when they progressed to we do not use corn syrup in our beer".

Ross, who farms near Underwood in western Iowa, said he was disappointed in what he called a misleading commercial.

Super Bowl commercials from Anheuser-Busch InBev SA's Bud Light may have just revived a national focus on corn syrup, an ingredient that has been blamed for its role in the national obesity epidemic. "This effort is to provide consumers transparency and elevate the beer category".

After a scene in which a "Game of Thrones" dragon - accompanied by the HBO series' familiar theme music - appears to fry Bud Light's entire royal court, the spot ends with a title screen plugging the April 14 premiere of "Thrones'" final season.

Consumption of high fructose corn syrup in the USA began falling at the turn of the century when it was linked to soaring rates of obesity.

Bud Light claims it uses rice, not corn syrup, in its beer. This was due in part to decreasing consumption of soda; soft drink makers have also moved away from corn syrup, replacing it with sugar. Interestingly, none of our products use High Fructose Corn Syrup, yet several of ABI's do. "Wind power's record-setting 2018 proves you really can have it all", Tom Kiernan, CEO of American Wind Energy Association, said in the release. "But in terms of caloric value, if people are anxious about sugars left behind in the beer, those are all going to be eaten up in the brewing process".

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