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The Trouble with Corn Subsidies

September 20th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Corn first received heavy subsidies back in the 70s when we first started using it to make alternative fuels like ethanol. Since then, corn subsidies have strongly influenced our food system to the detriment of our health

Is Corn Syrup Worse for You than Sugar?

February 7th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

In case you needed another reason to look out for high fructose corn syrup in your travels, though, a September study in the journal Metabolism took a look at how our bodies metabolize HFCS vs. how they handle sugar, and they found that participants who drank corn syrup-sweetened soda pop absorbed more fructose than those who drank a sugar-sweetened version of the same soda

Urgent: Ask EPA to Stop the Spread of Superbugs

January 20th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

After promising farmers their genetically-modified (GM) corn would resist crop pests, Monsanto, and Midwestern corn fields, are seeing the evolution of insects that have begun to resist toxins in these "super" crops. How can you take action

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