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    In The News: Corn-utopia

    The Wall Street Journal reports that the ever increasing prices of corn farming have led farmers to project this year’s planting estimates at 86 million acres — eight percent less than last year’s figure.

    Corn prices have skyrocketed in recent years, helped by the burgeoning ethanol industry, which turns the crop into fuel, and rising world-wide demand for food. The higher prices have hurt poultry, beef and pork companies, who use corn to feed their animals.

    Here’s a thought — how about feeding these animals the foods they are meant to eat?

    In the case of cows, not only is a corn diet detrimental to their digestive systems, it also results in meat higher in saturated fat and omega-6 fatty acids than that of cows subsisting exclusively on a grass diet.

    The repercussions also affect our wallets.

    Corn already is trading near its record-high price of $5.70 a bushel, more than double the price of two years ago.

    Meat and dairy prices will continue to rise.

    Additionally, since a large portion of this country’s food supply is based around corn oil and corn-based syrups, expect bread and convenience snacks to also take a hit.

    For more information on this very complex topic, I direct you to a highly informative 2002 interview with corn guru Michael Pollan.

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