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									How Much Does That
   Really Cost?




              Elizabeth A. Pickens
What is the leading health problem
Americans are facing today? Why?

   The leading health problem Americans
    are facing today is obesity.
   Obesity will lead these Americans to
    various health problems such as heart
    disease, kidney failure, and Diabetes
    among others.
   Most are blaming fast food complexes
    and other unhealthy food sources and
    food choices.
Earl Butz

   A Secretary of Agriculture under President
    Nixon had the goal of producing more food
    for half the price.
   Outcome: High fructose Corn Syrup and
    Palm Oil, a natural sweetener and alternate
    to vegetable oil are cheaper to produce and
    there seems to be an abundance of these
    products.
High Fructose Corn Syrup

   HFCS is a sweetener used in place of Sugar
    for a low cost substitute.
   HFCS are open ended strands that bind with
    our natural amino acids.
   Since they bind to the amino acids our
    bodies can not process these and use them
    correctly, thus the amino acids will add to fat
    cells.
Environmental Impact and Costs

   Farmers are producing more Corn to make
    HFCS.
   To produce more products faster, “better,”
    and bigger, many companies use unsafe
    methods to supply the demand.
Industrial Impact and Costs

   HFCS keeps product costs low and may
    producers then can also produce more.
   Offers jobs to engineers who create HFCS.
   Smaller farms that offer organic foods can
    not keep up with costs.
Societal Impact and Costs

   HFCS is one main cause of Childhood and
    Adult Obesity.
   May lead to cancer or cause other health
    problems.
   Many Americans suffer from low self esteem
    issues which could lead to suicide and
    behavioral problems.
Who Should Americans blame?

   Americans can blame Secretary of
    Agriculture Earl Butz for the cheap fatting
    product: high fructose corn syrup.
   How ever Americans only have themselves
    to blame. They chose to keep purchasing
    products containing HFCS and not caring
    about what goes on to make their meals or
    the ingredients that go into making them.
What Can I Do to keep Myself Healthy?

   Look for products that contain less than 50%
    HFCS or opt to pay extra to buy organic
    foods.
   Cut down on fast food which uses fillers to
    create an illusion of having healthy food.
   Cut back on how much fast food is
    consumed in one setting.

								
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