Thursday, May 5, 2011

Corn: America's Hidden Threat

Corn-- a gift from the Native Americans, now an insidious blight on American society. Ok I exaggerate, but the impact the corn industry has had on our country is one many people haven't even considered. From the billions of dollars in subsidizes the industry received for decades, to Iowa Caucus opening the presidential elections, to corn syrup infiltrating our food, the corn lobby has clearly asserted its power. The environmental damage to soil created by the corn superfarms combined with the cuts to federal conservation programs and regulations could spell disaster not unlike the Dust Bowl of the 1930's.

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