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Tag: corn

The Trouble with Corn Subsidies

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?

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

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?