Infographic: Hamburgers The Economics of America's Favorite Food
At the top of the money making list is the dairy industry, with 10.1 Billion pounds of cheese consumed (that's 32.4 pounds per person) valued at 14 Billion annually.
No wonder the U.S. dairy industry spends so much money in advertising and promotional campaigns. These ads create a demand for cheese and other dairy products. And, then, everyone wonders why we are so fat! Diary products are, after all, loaded with calories from saturated fat.