Create Tax on High Fructose Corn Syrup

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In 2009, the average American consumed about 35.7 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup. HFCS is directly related to weight gain, which is a large contributor to America's growing obesity rate.  Too much HFCS in your diet can flood your metabolic pathways, which can lead to obesity and heart disease. High Fructose Corn Syrup is derived from corn, which is often grown using harmful pesticides. HFCS is so prevalent in groceries today, that most American's aren't even aware they are consuming or buying it. In conclusion, imposing a tax on these foods may make America more aware of the negative effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup, creating a healthier America. 



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