In the 40 years since the introduction of high-fructose corn syrup as a cost-effective sweetener in the American diet, rates of obesity in the U.S. have skyrocketed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.I say this is bullshit. I am not a fan of high-fructose corn syrup and I am fully aware that corn syrup is forced upon us by the corn lobby. Like you I'd rather have plain old sugar. That doesn't change the fact that western society as a whole is becoming fat, including countries that don't have the corn lobby.
Society is getting fat because we're consuming too many calories and we're not exercising enough. Blaming corn syrup is akin to a fat person blaming their ailment on "genes" or "glands" or other nonsense.
Consume fewer calories and get off your lazy asses. And while I'm at it, mow your own damn lawn. So many people complain about illegals, yet these very same people hire a lawn crew of "undocumented workers" to mow their lawns for 20 bucks a pop. Do the yard work yourselves, like we used to up until 20 years ago. Lose the weight and remove the incentive for people who shouldn't be here.