Exploring Human Potential

Corn in My Hamburger?

Posted on | April 25, 2007 | Comments Off on Corn in My Hamburger?

The subject of this week’s Health Politics program might come as quite a shock to you. The gist? There’s corn in nearly every processed food we eat.

This might not sound like such a big deal at first. Corn is good for us, right? Yes … and no. Corn in its natural state can be a sound, healthy element of anyone’s diet — corn itself is not harmful. But what man does with corn — such as force-feed it to cows to get more marbleized, less healthy meat, or process it into high-fructose corn syrup that shows up in everything from soft drinks to bread – is the problem.

In fact, the pervasiveness of corn and corn byproducts in our processed foods is likely a significant contributor to our obesity problem.

Want to know more? Take a look at this week’s program and let me know what you think.


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