Thursday, June 3, 2010
So here we are watching King Corn again with some woofs on our farm. Along with Omnivore’s Dilemmna the message is clear. Subsidized corn makes for cheap food –from pop to hamburgers. Feeding corn to cows is bad – cows are grass eaters. Cows finished on feedlots with corn for too long become ill and have to medicated. A certain percentage of cows have abscessed livers from eating corn when they are slaughtered. YUCK. Corn is bad for cows. But to go further isn’t corn bad for humans too? Look at obesity and type 2 diabetes said to be lifestyle and diet related. Isn’t corn bad for us? Eating too much HFCS, corn, is bad for us…It is killing us and will cause the bankruptcy of the medical systems/governments. Caring for lifestyle related problems is costly. The government is subsidizing a cheap food and paying through the nose for the results. But can the system be changed? I’d like to think so but being consumer driven with big biz and big money involved - Shareholders, companies, stocks, bonds, futures, advertising, deals, …..MacDonalds, BurgerKing, KFC, Wendy’s ……death.