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Corn is the new Apple Pie: How Corn Has Infiltrated American Life

A twitter thread outlining how corn and corn byproducts are woven in almost every aspect of American life.

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I first got turned onto how corn is infused with my life after reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma then subsequently In Defense of Food, (the later is now a PBS series.)

Corn is used to make high fructose corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup is in so many food products. Go to the grocery store and look at a food label and chances are there’s high fructose corn syrup or some other corn byproduct in your food.

Garlic salt, ketchup, bread – all replete will high fructose corn syrup and other corn byproducts. As you’ll see in the Twitter thread below, it doesn’t stop there.

I’m certainly not the first to acknowledge this, nor will I be the last. Read Michael Pollan’s books, watch the documentary “King Corn” on Netflix and finally check out this Twitter thread 🀯outlining how corn is deeply woven into your life:

(Please forgive me, some of these tweets are repetive as it’s hard to embed massive threads from Twitter)

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