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How Corn Is Expanding Our Waistlines And Crippling Our Health System

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Photo credit: Eamon Mac Mahon Michael Pollan said in the Omnivore's Dilemma that if you eat industrially, you are made of corn. In Corporate Knights , "the magazine for clean capitalism", Toby A.A. Heaps picks up on this theme and looks at the causes and effects of corn's dominance, delivering "the skinny on what's expanding our waistlines and crippling our health system" in his article " Killer Kernel" . Food activist Wayne Roberts calls corn "the most subsidized crop in the world, and it has only negative health consequences." Roberts notes that not only is our food system broken, but our health system too: "We have a health care system that doesn't care about food, and a food system that doesn't care about health."... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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