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30/09/2010
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Why Americans are fat

When you look at the breakdown of breakfast (and the many meals that follow), it’s obvious why. The average American ingests 1,996.3 pounds of food per year. That includes the sweetly sickening statistic that we annually swallow 141.6 pounds of sweeteners (42 of them from corn syrup). We eat a lot of animal products—62.4 pounds of beef, 46.5 pounds of pork, and 73.6 pounds of poultry, mostly chicken—and 600.5 pounds of dairy products other than cheese (an additional 31.4 pounds). And we go for the Big Gulp, downing a gallon of soda a week. Continue reading

26/02/2010
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15 Ways to Reduce Food Packaging

As of 1994, the European Union requires manufacturing companies to take back and recycle at least 60 percent of their packaging waste, including that used for food items, thus taking the burden off of the consumer and local communities. No such incentive for reducing packaging exists for manufacturers in the U.S. or Canada. Continue reading

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