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Did the Sugar/Junk Food Explosion of the 80s Create a Health Crisis?

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The 1980s not only gave us an explosion of pop culture, but a new era of snacks, beverages, and junk foods. A lot of this was only possible because of one specific ingredient: High fructose corn syrup. This is a look back on the explosive growth of sugar consumption going into the 1980s and how it may have created some significant health issues. We also look at another ingredient introduced in the 80s that also has a very sordid history of its own: aspartame. This episode is a combination of politics, economics, marketing, health, government corruption, and a bit of good old nostalgia. *potential trigger warning: in this episode, we discuss some health and food-related issues including obesity and other health conditions which may be problematic for some listeners Support the Show and Get Access to the Everything *0s Movie Review Podcast: Patreon.com/80s