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there was a surplus on corn, they wanted to make the best out of it so they had investments to develop this corn sweetener industry. 8. What is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)? In what food products is this ingredient found? What impact does high consumption of HFCS have on society?High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener made from corn starch that has been processed. This enhances flavors of spices and fruits. This ingredient is found in unhealthy food and beverages since manufacturers wanted a lower-cost sugar substitute. The impact it has on societyis that it causes obesity, metabolic effects, and diabetes. 9. Who was Secretary Earl Butz? What policy did he promote in 1973? Secretary Earl Butz was President Nixon’s Secretary of Agriculture. He wanted an increase in production of farm products. He promoted a policy that made fieldwork easier and food more affordable by expanding the reach of agriculture and the way they farm. 10. How did Secretary Butz’ 1973 policy change agriculture? The American diet?Secretary Butz’ 1973 policy changed agriculture because he wanted to produce the most food that America had ever produced, and then increase that the following year. He wanted expansion of corn production to go from fence to fence. This led to corn being in most of out diet