Meanwhile, farmer Kevin Ross posted a video of himself pouring a can of beer down a sink, saying: "Bud Light, you're not standing with corn farmers".
"We fully support corn growers and will continue to invest in the corn industry".
Dr. Mike Roussell, who writes a nutritional blog, says HFCS is made up of approximately 45 percent glucose and 55 percent fructose. But instead of relying on corn syrup, Bud Light uses rice as its source of a fermentable sugar during its brewing process.
Recent studies have suggested HFCS's high caloric content may play a role in the obesity epidemic, something the beverage industry has pushed back against with research of its own. Corn syrup is an low-priced alternative to sugar that has been associated with obesity, diabetes and other ailments.
It claimed that many Anheuser-Busch products do. In fact, 12-ounce cans of Bud Light and Miller Lite list zero grams of sugar, while Coors Light lists 1 gram.
"You know how MSM journalists could avoid having to spend millions on a #superbowl commercial to gain some undeserved credibility?" The statement says it's up to consumers "to decide what beer is right for them". The spokesperson did not return a request for comment on how Bud Light's use of rice to differs from including corn.
Meanwhile, Chief Communications Officer Peter Marino pointed out that, with or without corn syrup, Bud Light is no health drink.