English 1A Essay #1 6 Oct 11 High Fructose Corn Syrup If high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) were to be thought of as candy, then parents would be more cautious on the amount of intake their children take every day. Almost 65% of Americans are either overweight or obese today, compared with 47% in the 1970s. High fructose corn sweeteners, which are cheaper to produce than sugars from cane and beets, began being more widely used in the late 1980s and 1990s, when Americans’ weight started creeping up, says Barry Popkin, a nutritionist professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Hellmich, 1). If people do not begin to actively read the nutrition labels on food or drink products, expect all Americans to be overweight. An overweight America may be fixated on fat and obsessed with carbs, but
Researchers from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity examined the nutritional quality and advertising of more than 100 brands and nearly 300 varieties of cereals. They found an overall improvement in the nutrition of the cereals in recent years, but the products are still much worse than those sold to adults. In general, they have 56 per cent more sugar, half as much fiber and 50 per cent more sodium. Increasingly, breakfast cereal makers are offering more nutritious low-sugar options. The trick is trying to find them amidst the Cocoa Puffs, Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms and all the other sugary concoctions on grocery store shelves.
Kids consume one to two cups or more which double the content of sugar consumption. What’s interesting is that General Mills makes more than just sugary cereals, they also make some “healthy” more adult cereals. Cheerios for instance, claimed to reduce Cholesterol and had studies to back it up; the Food and Drug Administration told General Mills they could not market Cheerios showing clinical trials they may or may not have been accurate causing speculation on the validity of their
HFCS became an attractive substitute and is preferred over cane sugar by the vast majority of American food and beverage manufacturers. Soft drink makers such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi use sugar in other nations but switched to HFCS in the U.S. in 1984. Large corporations, such as Archer Daniels Midland, lobby for the continuation of government corn subsidies. Nothing is ever absolute, and everything has chance to be good or bad. HFCS could help soda companies rich so the employees may have better salary, or HFCS could make us sick, cause physical disorders if we have too much of it.
A Deadly Drug Who ever thought that sugar, one of the sweetest ingredients you could add to your food, would be deadly to someone. According to “The Toxic Truth About Sugar” by Robert Lustig, Laura Schmidt, and Claire Brindis; sugar can not only cause infectious diseases, but also 35 million deaths annually. Studies have shown that sugar causes diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Although obesity is the main cause of the deaths that occur, sugar is the main reason for obesity. Tobacco and alcohol are regulated by the government to protect public health, yet sugar still isn’t.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) was introduced back in the 1970’s and quickly filled the demand within the soft drink industry. Sodas depended heavily on the sugar cane as a natural sweetener; unfortunately it was unstable and volatile. HFCS provided consistency and was easily accessible when it was introduced and financially made more sense when compared to the unsteady cost of sugar. Before you knew it, HFCS found its way into foods and was no longer just for the soft drink industry. Today, HFCS can be found in just about every food product that you can think of.
Debbie Smith ENG-111 7/1/13 Ms. Pksi High-Fructose Corn Syrup, is made from starch, is the leading advocate in sweeteners in this county today, in the U.S., High-fructose corn syrup has been used as a replacement for sugars in the food industry, rather save money than to pay farmers or other sugar producing companies for natural sweeteners, it’s more of a cheaper way to sweeting products that normally take natural sugar , HFCS have been used in most sweeteners like sodas, candies and even, honey to basically ‘Stretch’ its sweet favor , if you was to go to the store in purchase a bottle of organic honey you would see that bottle of organic honey would been more expensive because it doesn’t have HFCS added as a sweetener. High-Fructose Corn Syrup was invented by Richard O. Marshall and Earl Cool in the late 1950’s, however they failed in making it viable for mass production so it was taking into the hands of Dr. Yoshiyuki Takasaki at the Agency of Industrial Science and
He believes that because his BMI categorizes himself as being fat and unhealthy when in reality he is a very healthy person than the BMI is completely useless. I don’t believe this is true because his situation is not the standard situation. I disagree when Paul Campos says that nutritious information passed around by the diet industries are all lies, because in recent research people are getting larger year after year and the average BMI has risen with it. As asserted by David Zinzenko in his article “Don’t Blame the Eater” type 2 diabetes, the kind which is caused by obesity has gone up 25 percent since 1994, while the money spent to treat diabetes has gone up as well since 1969 (pg
Food, Inc. Analysis Paper “Eating healthy” is becoming a vast concern in our society nowadays and it’s about dang time. Americans may not be in first place when it comes to something that matters, such as education or health care, but we take the cake for being the fattest country in the world. Why? Maybe it’s the oversized portions which have doubled within the last two decades or the notorious Big Mac sold at an affordable, friendly user price of $0.99.
Madden 1 Harvey Madden Mrs. Crabtree English 101 Nov. 10th, 2012 Who’s to Blame? David Zinczenco, the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health Magazine wrote, “Don’t Blame the Eater.” In his reading he cites the irresponsible actions of fast food establishments, such as marketing to young kids, not providing nutritional facts completely, being responsible for obesity and poor health issues in many Americans today. This poses the question. Can they be held accountable? In all reality, maybe it is the lack of concern and the love of financial gain that these establishments thrive off of.