Thursday, September 4, 2008

Corn is trying to take over your brain

So there's this great book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma," that lays out a damning case against a plant so insidious that it is poisoning our society at its roots. You know what I'm talking about.


The way it works is, we subsidize more corn than we can eat (but not at a price that farmers can make a good living from) and then turn the rest into... well... everything. The result is economic and ecological damage, not to mention high-fructose corn syrup, which makes us all fat and toothless.

But the word, apparently, has been getting around. I know it because I saw this on TV the other night. And I was SO TOTALLY READY to post it here on my blog, except somehow no one has posted it on YouTube yet.

So never mind. But really, in my mind, this is the beginning of the end, when two actors have to convince America that eating a frozen treat made out of hyper-refined sweetness is not just delicious, but a good idea.

Corn dogs, on the other hand, are the cornerstone of Western Civilization, and I will fight you if you disagree.


Anonymous said...

Corn dogs are icky.

Katie said...

I loved that book. It was so thought provoking. I'm always on the lookout for a good mushroom patch :)