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Hannah PhamSummary of “The Consumer: A Republic of Fat” by Michael PollanIn the excerpt “The Consumer: A Republic of Fat” from the book The Omnivore'sDilemma, Michael Pollan explained that the underlying cause of obesity today in American isthe excess corn production. In the 19thcentury, that Americans were producing too much cornmade corn whiskey so cheap that people drank more than ever before or would ever since. Thesame situation happens today, although instead of using corn to produce whiskey, they makehigh-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the dominant sweetener in a lot of different products. Other