That's because that's when the definition of autism was changed to include a host of other disorders.<quoted text> A couple quick examples - Pediatrics Journal reports autism in children increased 250% between 1998 and 2008.
You could cite the exact same data to point out that "childhood social anxiety" dropped 250%. As did "social retardation". As did "social learning disorders". Etc. etc. etc.
The APA moved all the various different related disorders under one title "Autism". That doesn't mean there was an ACTUAL increase in the cases of autism, just that everything is now called autism when it was called something else before.
Due to an increase is sugary foods and a decrease in their cost. I agree that corn subsides are driving down the price of corn syrup which increases it's use and therefore increases the incidents of obesity.National Institute of Health reported Type 2 Diabetes increased 250% 2001-2008.
Add to that the increase in computer/video game entertainment (as opposed to outdoor activities) and the stagnant middle/lower class wages (which leads to purchasing cheaper foods) and you've got a recipe for obesity.
But the corn syrup problem is not caused by GM foods. It's caused by the fact that the 1st presidential caucus is in Iowa. No presidential candidate can afford to lose Iowa therefore they are all FOR corn subsides.
Food allergies are impossible to track historically.CDC reports at least 1 of every 20 children has developed some type of food allergy since late 1990's.There are many more coincidence's of declining health since GMO food became our main food source.
How would you know if you were allergic to strawberries if you lived somewhere where strawberries did not grow?
As we are exposed to more foods, we are going to find out that people are allergic to more foods.
Further, I'd love to know if the CDC is using "self reporting" on this. I've heard a LOT of people claim to be allergic to wheat. I know someone who ACTUALLY has celiac. There is a world of difference between the two.
"I feel run down, my homeopath thinks I'm allergic to wheat" is not the same as "I've had stomach cramps and diarrhea for 16 hours straight. I need to go to the hospital."