Just try eating an American meal without corn. And good luck with that, by the way. Corn is hidden in almost everything we eat, as the late great Peter Jennings told us in a special not long before his death. And this means the corn industry is HUGE and has tons of corporate farm cash with which to lobby the government.
But that's another blog for another day. Today, I'd like to focus on genetically modified corn and how you should know it's probably gonna be the death of us all. Well, maybe not all of us - but it's gonna wreak some damn havoc!
Most corn in America is grown by corporate farms, using genetically modified seed. According to The Washington Post, one company - Monsanto - controls 80% of the market share (not to mention 93% of soybean seed). That means Monsanto corn is in much of what we eat, and even drink. The sweetener in your Dr. Pepper and your kids' "juice" drinks, for instance.
Now this: Studies show Monsanto corn causes organ damage in mammals. You, my cluelessly corn-consuming friend, are a mammal. The nipples are a dead giveaway.
Why is corn seed genetically modified in the first place? Well, for many reasons. To increase yield per acre, optimizing ROI. To make it so the corn creates its own insect repellent. Thing is, you're then eating that. Yum!
Why don't you know these things? Why aren't you being told? Well...if you actually pay attention, the info is out there. You were probably too busy watching American Idol at the time... The good news is, you can read this article to inform yourself! Yay.
Bon apetit, mofos!