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Corn

I’ve just started reading Michael Pollan’s latest book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and it’s superb.

The first part of the book is devoted to a lengthy discussion of the corn culture that’s become, since the 1970’s, such a core component of the food supply in this country. Through a perverse set of economic incentives coupled with the extravagant use of fertilizers that come from fossil fuels like natural gas, we’ve got corn literally coming out our ears with its monoculture destroying the old family farm.

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