Corn controls us

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[File this under 'why care' and 'what we need to do']

Michael Pollan on the Cornification of Food (AR, Boulder Colorado)

One farmer can feed 129 of us with corn.

Rather than 12, before the munitions factory converted from bombs to fertilizer in 1947.

We're putting away 200 extra calories, to take up 30 to 40 percent of

the way we're feeding the world with corn makes it harder for the world

we can sell it so cheaply because our government subsidizes the cost of production of corn

1.5 million Mexican farmers left the land

cheap corn did not lead to cheap food

the price of tortillas doubled --- controlled by a monopoly

others are working at slave wages on our farms

Dead zone in gulf.

"Cheap at any price."

More fossil fuels go to agriculture than personal transportation.

When it comes to food, we can opt out.

We can't opt out of the use of our tax dollars for revolting purposes -- subsidization.