Per capita, American adults ate about 44 pounds of sugar in 2007, compared with about 40 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup.

From a New York Times article (Sugar Is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point) on the fact that companies are turning back to sugar as a sweetener and away from high fructose corn syrup. Pepsi, for example, is releasing Pepsi Throwback (made with real sugar) and Pepsi Natural (in a glass bottle and made with all-natural ingredients, including lightly sparkling water, natural sugar, natural caramel and kola nut extract).

In the NYT article they make the case that the turn toward high fructose corn syrup contributed to the problem of obesity in the United States. Sugar is being marketed as a healthier alternative.  They report that at this point there is no conclusive scientific evidence that high fructose corn syrup is worse than sugar when it comes to health.

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