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  1. Health and Food What’s in our food, and what does it do to us?

  2. Red Food Dyes • Cochineal • Carmine • Carminic Acid • http://photovoyage.auroraquanta.com/pv/cochineal

  3. Natural and Artificial Flavors • Determined by the methods. • Banana + solvent = natural • Vinegar + amyl alcohol + sulfuric acid = artificial • Natural = healthy? • Natural almond flavor from peach pits contains hydrogen cyanide. • Artificial almond flavor does not.

  4. What’s in your fries? + =

  5. High Fructose Corn Syrup

  6. High Fructose Corn Syrup • Metabolic Shunting • Pancreas secretes insulin • Liver releases fatty acids • Fatty acids end up shutting down insulin production • Blood sugar spikes

  7. Problems from HFCS • Diabetes • Obesity • Possible liver damage

  8. Super-size Me • Pay attention to the issues of HFCS and fatty foods • Diabetes in children • Obesity • Morgan’s medical problems • Obesity • Liver functions • Depression • General lack of energy

  9. Food and Health • What did you find in your food? • What is sociological about this issue? • How much of the obesity issue in the US is a matter of choice, and how much of it is a result of social forces?