Where is the GMO conversation here? We are talking manufactured sweetener (HFCS) vs. fructose that is found naturally in our produce.
"By 2012, 88 percent of corn (maize) and 94 percent of soy grown in the United States were genetically modified."
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-gmo-corn-soybeans-dominate.html#jCp"
Our government (FDA), who is in bed with Monsanto (GMO seed producer), subsidizes this crop and they are more than happy to make HFCS the primary cheap sweetener in the US. Take a peak at the documentary King Corn if you get a chance. Quite eye opening.
At any rate I stay clear of anything GMO since we have no idea what it may do to our bodies in the long term. Is it any wonder why so many countries around the world have banned GMO seeds/crops, especially corn/maize? If you are going to pick up something sweet to put in your mouth make it organic fruit. It really seems like the safest bet.