Recently I heard of a man, Michael Pollan, who during the last year has been following a bushel of corn through the industrialized food system. His research was summed up in a quote where he stated: “If you are what you eat, and especially if you eat industrial food, as 99 percent of Americans do, what you are is “corn.”
The man went on to write a book, “Omnivore’s Dilemma” The most profound exert from this book was his way of isolating everything in a McDonald’s meal to existing of corn and derivative substances all from a GMO variety of corn. Most of the processed food products contain either soy or corn now as they are the two most industrialized, profitable, and subsidized food products known. These are directly related to the ones responsible for the destruction of the forests and the prairies of the US. Most of the food products that result are consumed by those who have less money to spend on food, as they cannot afford alternatives, e.g. organic fruits and vegetables.
It is sad that most of the food that we consume is made directly from corn and its substitutes. This is a problem that has and will continue to effect our generation in a larger and larger way. Corn and soy fields are being planned at an alarming rate, disturbing the balance of what grows in the areas naturally.
This is a list of a few things that contain corn:
Fast food taco meat
Soda (including diet)