July 19, 2002 12:22 PM Subscribe
Planted over patches of American soil totalling twice the size of New York state, corn is our national symbol of agricultural dominance, writes Botany of Desire
author Michael Pollan in the NYTimes. But its proliferation may be to blame for some of the most socially and environmentally damaging food products
of the last 20 years.
Plus, since the market price for corn is $1 less per bushel than its production cost, you're not only paying the price of obesity, malnutrition, and environmental damage, you're paying, well, $1 a bushel in taxpayer-supported government subsidies.
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