Is corn the root of all evil (and yes...this is serious)
I’m not going to get into the facts of it all – but the U.S. production of corn coupled with its policies in other areas may be linked with nearly all of the ills of the world. Feel free to discuss any of them you would like, but I’m wondering if people realize just how pervasive the issue may be and whether they think that there are other things that should be addressed that would be better, either on one of the issues or to affect all of them.
In a broad context, our corn production can be linked to employment and labor violations in the U.S. and Canada, patent abuse all over the world, the increased potential of mass world famine, human rights violations in the developing world, the stagnation of the South American economy, obesity, corporate greed, and the drug problem.
I would appreciate anyone who would comment – but PLEASE, if you think this is a joke, I will direct you to look up anything on the carbon footprint associated with corn production and mass agriculture, the history of U.S. participation in cocaine production and specifically “the future of food,” “food inc.,” and “the omnivore’s dilemma.”