Michael Pollan, writer of the "Omnivore Dilemma," discussed the ever-growing corn issue on "The Colbert Report" last night. In the interview, he said we eat 42 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup a year. He may have underquoted himself, since I have seen other places where he is quoted in the book as saying we eat on average 66 pounds of HFCS per year. Either way, those figures are disgusting and frightening.
We also get corn through cheese and beef since cows are fed corn, which shouldn't be happening. Pollan said to Colbert that we are becoming a "people of corn."
There are many more points to his book, but it was thrilling to see someone (on a show I respect) stand up to proclaim the evils of HFCS.