Ready to test your knowledge of the Corn Monster? The statistics and comparisons below will be sure to astonish you.
Interesting that America’s most constant symbol – corn – shared at our first Thanksgiving amongst natives and pilgrims alike – has now been twisted and manipulated to exploit consumers and environment the globe over.
Although not directly stated, you may see indirectly, a few of Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto Planks throughout:
7) Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
9) Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country. (Source)
What you won’t see are references to the GMO aspect – that’s a whole other ball game, although it has much to do with Big Ag politics, the influx of cheaply made high fructose corn syrup, exploitation of the hungry and poor, and the desecration of our health and environment.
The good folks at LearnStuff.com have combined statistics from myriad sources to bring an interesting presentation about the timeline of subsidizing corn for inefficient fossil fuels, ethanol’s impact on our wallets at the pump and atmosphere, the energy used per pound, consumption rates that directly correlate with our obesity rates, and more. The ‘Then & Now’ comparisons and analogies are quite telling.
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