The high-fructose corn syrup industry, distressed by the poor public perception of its product (because of claims that it is less healthy than sugar), asked the FDA for a name change to "corn sugar." The sugar industry cried foul (And when the high-fructose corn syrup industry started running ads saying that what it sells is just like sugar, the sugar industry sued, saying the ads are misleading.) The FDA just said "no" to the demand for a name change, as explained here, because sugar is a solid (not a liquid). It's nice to know that the FDA doesn't see itself as a public relations arm of the industries it regulates. The best comments on this story came from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. It says that there's no evidence that corn syrup is any worse for the body than sugar, but that Americans consume too much of both of them.