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    Posted February 3, 2010 by
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    Food Science Michael Pollan: Food Addictions and Health

     

    (Tobacco Corporation’s nicotine and Food Corporation’s glucose fructose corn syrup super sugars)

     

    - Michael Pollan author of Food Rules

     

    - Food science, similar to tobacco corporations, designed to make you eat more, linked to high fructose corn syrup, sounds conspiratorial.

     

    - Americans get 20% of their calories from high fructose corn syrup.

     

    - Americans eat 240 lbs of sugar a year.

     

    - With health care reform insurers would have an interest in your heath.

     

    • The root cause of rising health care costs is the U.S. diet.

    • The U.S. obesity epidemic

     

    The insurance industry would have an interest in a healthier U.S. population due to the elimination of preexisting conditions.

     

    If you give a powerful industry an interest in an unhealthy population you will end up with an unhealthy population. The same is true if you give a powerful industry an interest in a healthy population.

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