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Corn is everywhere

Corn is Everywhere

Mason Vogt


Thesis

Thesis

  • “The over-production of corn has led to many unforeseen consequences affecting the health of our country. Decreases in the price of unhealthy, highly processed foods has created a country that is forced into making unhealthy food choices, resulting in major health issues, mostly obesity and obesity-related illnesses. The true cost of subsidized corn does not show on the price tag at the supermarket, there are other prices consumers must pay for cheap corn products.”

  • Food Inc.

  • King Corn


History

History

  • Sweet Corn vs. Modern Corn

  • Depression  Agriculture Adjustment Act 1933

  • “Temporary” policy


Unhealthy production practices

Unhealthy Production Practices

  • Current article on SumOfUs.org

  • Dow Agribusiness and Chemical Company

  • GMO Pesticide resistant corn

  • Harmful effects when ingested

  • Spreading to nearby farms


Corn in our f ood

E-coli 73,000 Sick Americans (Weber)

Corn in Our Food

Glucose vs Fructose appetite stimulant (Fields )

Obesity by soft drink (Paarlberg87)

Substitution (Fields)


True cost

True cost

147 Billion Dollars (Foster237)

Coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes,

high blood pressure, sleeping issues,

mobility issues, social isolation, depression,

#1 preventable Cause of Cancer (Paarlberg)


Field research

Field Research

Price Chopper

  • Dressings

  • Soups

  • Sweets

  • Drinks

  • Chips

  • Canned/Processed foods

  • Meat

  • Bread

  • Natures Storehouse

  • Snacks (chips, sesame sticks)

  • Drinks (Virgil's Root beer)

  • Yoghurt (Brown Cow)

  • Soup

  • Pasta (Annie's)

Baking powder, corn starch, caramel color, corn syrup,

high fructose corn syrup, xanthan gum, ascorbic acid, citric acid

Underlined = Corn product abundant/ top of ingredient list


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Background Research

    • Redistribution of Subsidies

    • Major health effects

  • Field Research

    • Corn in most food

    • Alternatives are available


Works cited

Works Cited

"Bulla Frozen Strawberry Yoghurt 12 per Ctn - Knights Meats." Knights Meats. Web. 01 May 2012. <http://www.knightsmeats.com.au/products/Bulla-Frozen-Strawberry-Yoghurt-12-per-ctn.html>.

CT NOFA. "Lots of Opportunities to Support Organic!" Connecticut NOFA. NOFA, 30 Apr. 2012. Web. 01 May 2012. <http://ctnofa1982.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html>.

Fields, Scott. "The Fat of the Land: Do Agricultural Subsidies Foster Poor Health?" National Center for Biotechnology Information. Environmental Health Perspectives, Oct. 2004. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1247588/>.

Kate. "Blame It on High Fructose Corn Syrup." Life 360. 3 Nov. 2011. Web. 01 May 2012. <http://www.life360.com/blog/blame-it-on-high-fructose-corn-syrup/>.

"More and More Reasons to Cut Back On Soda." Male Grooming. Przman, 6 Sept. 2011. Web. 01 May 2012. <http://przman.com/eat/best-of/more-and-more-reasons-to-cut-back-on-soda/>.

Paarlberg, Robert. (2010). The Politics of Obesity. Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford: University Press.

Perry, Mark J. "Corn Yields Have Increased Six Times Since 1940." CARPE DIEM. 19 May 2011. Web. 01 May 2012. <http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2011/05/corn-yields-have-increased-6x-since.html>.

Rister, Robert. "Obesity: The Disease of Modern Age." Study Health. 30 July 2007. Web. 01 May 2012. <http://www.steadyhealth.com/articles/Obesity__The_disease_of_modern_age_a345.html>.

Rupar, Aaron. "Women Can No Longer Get Non-surgical Abortions in Wisconsin." City Pages. Weird Wisconsin, 1 May 2012. Web. 1 May 2012. <http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/health_care/>.

Sheen, Sue. "Lone Cattle." Public Domain Pictures. Web. 01 May 2012. <http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=11222>.

SumOfUs.org. "Tell the USDA to Deny Approval of 2,4-D-resistant GMO Corn." Sum Of Us 2012. Sumofus.org. Web. 25 Apr. 2012. <http://sumofus.org/campaigns/24-d/?sub=fb>.

"Vitamins." Happy Healthy Long Life a Medical Librarian's Adventures in Evidence-based Living. Happy Healthy Long Life, 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 1 May 2012. <http://www.happyhealthylonglife.com/happy_healthy_long_life/vitamins/>.

Weber, Karl. Food, Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer -- and What You Can Do about It. New York: PublicAffairs, 2009. Print.


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