CO150 Summary A Republic of Fat.docx - Hannah Pham Summary of The Consumer A Republic of Fat by Michael Pollan In the excerpt The Consumer A Republic of

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Hannah Pham Summary of “The Consumer: A Republic of Fat” by Michael Pollan In the excerpt “The Consumer: A Republic of Fat” from the book The Omnivore's Dilemma , Michael Pollan explained that the underlying cause of obesity today in American is the excess corn production. In the 19 th century, that Americans were producing too much corn made corn whiskey so cheap that people drank more than ever before or would ever since. The same situation happens today, although instead of using corn to produce whiskey, they make high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the dominant sweetener in a lot of different products. Other
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