With 165 lbs. of sugar per person per year I was intrigued to research this idea further. This number comes from only the sugar converted from starches. Examples of these starches are bread, rice, cereal, pasta, potato, and corn. Well this was interesting indeed, b/c I know that there is the obvious sugar out there in the form of cookies, candies, cakes, ice cream, and soda. What amount of influence did that have on the number of pounds consumed per person per year. The number jumps from 165 lb. per person per year to 300-400 lb. of sugar per person per year. Now is it any wonder that the overall health of this country, the health of our loved ones, the health of our friendly sphere of influence is in a downward spiral away from vitality and quality.