Corn: Good or bad? Yes

Ever since we have learned about corn being in virtually everything we eat, I have been trying to be aware of what I consume. Just the other day, I was at an event and the water cup I was using said, “Made from corn.” This really started to get to me. I mean why is it that corn is not only being used in most foods, but is also the basis for synthetics? I feel like this makes the nation too dependent on corn. All it would take to cripple the United States is to somehow destroy all the corn fields. Like, authors have written books about it. What would it take for some body to think of that? Not much I bet. Here is a clip from a book entitled “Focus on Terrorism.” There is a section in the book, where the author talks about corn terrorism. I honestly think, that the US should find alternative sources for food and synthetics because of this very reason…Yeah, corn is cool, we can make stuff from it. But I believe the negative affects out weigh the positive and yet we still are relying on this so heavily, nothing good can come of it.

Eric Gietzen

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    konaka237 said,

    I think that is why we as a nation need to turn to alternative sources, and that means not going to McDonalds, or buying processed foods. Mexican coke uses cane sugar rather than HFCS and they come in those cool old fashioned bottles that they refill. If we can spend more money now to say no to processed and engineered foods, then maybe the whole industry will be forced to change their ways and produce whole foods again so that it will be affordable to everyone. Farmers Market uses plastic bags that are made out of corn polymer. They biodegrade within two months. Also some places have to-go containers that are made out of corn polymer which biodegrade just as fast as well. All that surplus corn needs to be turned into something. Maybe all of it need to be focused in making natural biodegradable products rather than be put into our food.

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