I woke up to this news, on the front page of The Wall Street Journal: 34% of American adults are obese. I wanted to cry.
Thankfully, we live on a veritable oasis of health consciousness: Yesterday Seattle?s PCC Natural Markets, the nation?s largest natural foods coop, announced it?s pulling all products containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from the shelves of all of its stores. They did a big survey, gave all the manufacturers who were still using the sweetener the chance to rethink their ingredient lists, and booted anything still containing HFCS, which has long been associated with rising obesity rates and the use of genetically-modified corn products.
Dammit, Seattle, I?m gonna cry. You make me so proud.