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Get your sweet tooth ready, trick or treating starts Friday in many metro communities. Quite a bit of candy contains high fructose corn syrup, and there are several myths regarding this ingredient.

Dr. Ruth MacDonald is a professor and the Chair of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at Iowa State University. She shares what high fructose corn syrup really is and why it is called that.

If you’d like to become a member of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, you can call 515-225-9242.  For more information, visit