ROLLOVER CHARTS TO SEE YEARLY INTAKE VALUES
Poultry flies - Chicken sales first took wing in the 1970s because it was cheaper than beef—and then increasingly became viewed as the healthier option.
Dairy king - Got milk?” is a highly successful advertising tagline, but these days it should probably be “Got skim?” as low-fat milk sales have far surpassed those of whole.
Sweet to sour - It’s hard to view a product whose consumption rises nearly 8,000% as embattled, but high-fructose corn syrup fits that definition. Even mainstream producers like Kraft are dropping it from their drinks.
Squeezed out - Orange juice sales have dried up as consumers shun sugar and skip breakfast. Insect-based diseases have also harmed citrus crops, causing prices to rise. Americans now eat way more bananas than apples. Does that mean cream pie made with the yellow fruit will replace apple pie as our iconic dessert?
No starch, please - The war on carbs has claimed casualties in recent years. Potato consumption has tumbled, though processed spuds (i.e., french fries) have held up better than fresh ones.
Numbers not adjusted for food spoilage, plate waste, and other losses. Meat is boneless. Source: USDA (foods are classified according to USDA categories)