- Countries using high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in their food supply have a 20 percent higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes
- The average American consumes more than 25 pounds of high fructose corn syrup in a year
- 1 in 3 U.S. adults are estimated to have diabetes by 2050 if we don’t change our eating habits
- People with diagnosed diabetes pay 2.3 times more in health care costs
- 1 in 3 Americans are obese
- Cows eat a third of the over half-a-trillion pounds of corn produced in the U.S. annually (America’s largest crop). Cows were not meant to eat corn. Because of the health problems that stem from this unnatural diet, cows have to be fed mountains of antibiotics. This can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in humans. So why are cows fed corn? It’s cheap, plentiful and fattens them up faster for slaughter.
What’s the real price of the products we’re piling into our grocery carts? Diabetes. Shopping in the plus-size section. High health care costs. Resistance to antibiotics. Jackpot indeed.