1957 High-fructose corn syrup invented.
1975 Average American annual consumption: 70 lbs. of sugar, 4 lbs. HFCS.
1985 US Coca-Cola manufacturers replace sugar with HFCS.
2004 Equal sues Splenda over "Made From Sugar So It Tastes Like Sugar" tagline.
2005 A study suggests fructose causes obesity.
November 2006 Makers of Jones Soda switch from HFCS to sugar; receive angry email from Corn Refiners Association (CRA).