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i have a list of 5 books to check out to begin “real” (aka sourced) research for my hfcs writing. here is something i found today while reading a book unrelated that i’m going to use:
In 1980, at the dawn of the obesity epidemic, the US food supply provided 120 pounds of added caloric sweeteners per capita per year – 84 pounds from sucrose, 35 pounds from HFCS, and the rest from honey and maple syrup. By 2008, the total had increased to 136 pounds, but the mix had changed. The amount of sucrose in the food supply decreased by 18 pounds, but this decline was than offset by a 34-pound increase in HFCS, which has the same number of calories as sucrose. Fructose, we must emphasize, comprises about half of both sweeteners (glucose is the other half). Nobody is or should be worried about the fructose in fruit, because fruits do not have all that much, and whatever fructose they do have is accompanied by fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other good thing.   – Why Calories Count, pg 162-163
per capita, americans consume almost 70 lbs of HFCS a year. omg!!!

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