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Corn is Everywhere. Mason Vogt. Thesis.

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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. .

CT NOFA. "Lots of Opportunities to Support Organic!" Connecticut NOFA. NOFA, 30 Apr. 2012. Web. 01 May 2012. .

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. .

Kate. "Blame It on High Fructose Corn Syrup." Life 360. 3 Nov. 2011. Web. 01 May 2012. .

"More and More Reasons to Cut Back On Soda." Male Grooming. Przman, 6 Sept. 2011. Web. 01 May 2012. .

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. .

Rister, Robert. "Obesity: The Disease of Modern Age." Study Health. 30 July 2007. Web. 01 May 2012. .

Rupar, Aaron. "Women Can No Longer Get Non-surgical Abortions in Wisconsin." City Pages. Weird Wisconsin, 1 May 2012. Web. 1 May 2012. .

Sheen, Sue. "Lone Cattle." Public Domain Pictures. Web. 01 May 2012. .

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. .

"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. .

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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