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1: Pg. 100-How did corn contribute to the alcoholic republic in the U.S.

of the
early 1800s?
- Because they suddenly superabundant and cheap.
2: Pg. 102- _3_ of every five Americans are overweight; __1___ of every five is
obese.
3: Pg. 102- The Journal of the American Medical Association predicts that a
child born in 2000has a _1_ in __3___ chance of developing diabetes.
4: Pg. 102- How many people worldwide are suffering from over nutrition?
How many are suffering from malnutrition?
- 1 billion people worldwide are suffering from over nutrition. 800 million are
suffering from malnutrition.
5: Pg. 102- What are some of the plausible explanations for humanitys
expanding waistline?
- Changes in lifestyle - more sedentary, eat out more. Affluence - more people
can afford a high-fat Western diet. Poverty - healthier whole foods cost more.
Technology - fewer of us use our bodies in our work; at home, the remote
keeps us pinned to the couch. Clever marketing - supersized portions;
advertising to children. Changes in diet - more fats, more carbohydrates, more
processed foods.
6: Pg. 102- Since 1977, an Americans average daily intake of calories has
jumped by _10_ %
7: Pg. 103- What accounts for most of the surplus calories we are growing and
eating?
- Corn
8: Pg. 103- How many pounds of high-fructose corn syrup do we process per
year?
- 17.5 billion lbs
9: Pg. 104- How many pounds of sugars (all types) does the average person
eat per year?
- From 45 lbs to 66 lbs
10: Pg. 104- Why does Coca Cola and Pepsi use HFCS?
- Because HFCS was a few cents cheaper than sugar
11: Pg. 105- Explain how marketing executives have tricked consumers into
eating and drinking more.
-Supersizing the food.
12: Pg. 106- Researchers have found that people presented with larger
portions will eat up to __30___% more than they would otherwise.
13: Pg. 106- Why has natural selection predisposed to the taste of sugar and
fat?
- Because sugars and fats offer the most energy
14: Pg. 107- How does Type-II Diabetes occur?
- When the bodys mechanism for managing glucose simply wears out from
overuse.