Corn Fed You

Corn fed chicken cooked in corn oil served with a side of corn, some tortilla chips and for good measure all washed down with a corn syrup sweetened soda. You are what you eat. Sounds corny doesn’t it (pun intended). The history of corn farming, feeding corn grain to grass eating animals and sloughing off the syrup and oil into the rest of the food chain is not a happy one. Corn is in almost everything. Of course there are healthy incarnations (such as organic cob corn), but neither we nor cows have evolved as predominantly grain eaters. Politically, environmentally and nutritionally unsound - from the zero biodiversity of the vast swathes of corn farmland through to the distorted fat profile in corn fed beef, there’s something here for everyone to (not) get their teeth into (again pun intended).

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