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All across U.S. almost everywhere I go, I see Corn

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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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I travel all across the U.S. for my job, most of the time driving.

All I see almost everywhere I go is corn. Why?

All the corn is GMO and is pure poison to eat. I'm aware they make high fructose corn syrup that just about goes into every product.

But where is the crop diversity?




posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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I love corn.




posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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Corn as human food is prob only like 10%. Rest is for biofuel, chemicals, medicines etc.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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yep...most of the corn you see ends up going towards making ethanol...a lot of corn isn't even for human consumption and is used to feed farm animals (pigs, cows, chickens) which all affects the market prices on meat



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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Corn is used predominately in animal farming as feed. You do see it everywhere because farms are everywhere.
edit on 10-6-2011 by Starrunner because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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Watch this and you will get the answer why in YOUR hair there is modified corn

Corn Kings

( I can't seem find the total docu online anymore )



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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I'm guessing it is mostly for Bio-fuel

The rest is most likely for HFC

Whole agave fields where destroyed in mexico to make way for corn which was seen as a cache crop


An oversupply of agave plants and a rise in U.S. ethanol demands are leading many Mexican farmers to burn their agave fields in favor of corn, according to Reutuers. The switch to corn will eventually lead to an agave scarcity and therefore a tequila shortage in the coming years. Officials are predicting that farmers will plants between 25% and 35% less agave this year. Disease has also taken its toll and many in the industry believe that by 2008 much of the crop will be sick.
www.winespiritsdaily.com...


Stock up on tequila



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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A corny thread with not enough text . Did your fingers get tired ? Maybe your corns were bothering you . No SnF.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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also makes feed of all kinds for animals..

come to southern illiinois all we have growing is soybean



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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Crop diversity?

Yellow sweet corn, Silver Queen white corn, Multicolored indian corn ( for decoration at the holidays) Feed corn for cattle. How much diversity do you need? LOL.
Your title made me laugh. Back when our kids were little we would travel to the country to see my husbands sister and the kids knew we were getting close when they could see the corn fields. They would shout "I see Corn" Later we joked about frozen icy corn.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by dominicus
I travel all across the U.S. for my job, most of the time driving.

All I see almost everywhere I go is corn. Why?

All the corn is GMO and is pure poison to eat. I'm aware they make high fructose corn syrup that just about goes into every product.

But where is the crop diversity?


Must not have driven much thru Kansas.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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If frankencorn is everywhere why are tortillas so expensive?
If they're going to re-engineer corn, I say at least tweak it to allow it to grow in Africa, but of course that makes too much sense.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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Don't forget about the soy beans.

They are everywhere too. The farmers rotate their crops. One season it is corn. The next season beans and wheat. What about all of the land that the government pays these farmers not to grow on their land? That is a messed up policy.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by dominicus
All the corn is GMO and is pure poison to eat.


Says who? They're only genetically modified to resist Monsanto's Round-Up, so they can grow without weeds choking them off. Otherwise, they're hybridized the good old fashioned way, selective breeding, just like you and me.

Stop being such a chucklehead and eat your tortillas.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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More corn is used to make corn syrup than E85. More corn is used to feed livestock (been posted earlier).

E85 takes 1 1/2 gallons of fuel to make 1 gallon of E85. That’s a good trade off ain’t it?

I can't stand E85, it trashes engines and eats fuel seals. This is not a eco-friendly fuel folks.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Where else are all the dead baseball players going to live?



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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I don't see why you post a question like "why is there so much corn in the US" in a conspiracy forum. Seems like a question to Google or maybe ask an experienced family member or friend.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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"Corn is always interesting." Up here in northern Maine we grow potatoes! Lots and lots of potatoes. Along with broccolli, soy beans, and mustard plants. Mainly potatoes though.


 
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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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Short answer:

Corn gets twice as much as every other crop in gov. subsidies.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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I work in an ethanol plant... I'm not sure where your incorrect information comes from.

Ethanol uses corn to be produced, yes.
From ethanol production we get from our plant: 140,000 gallons of ethanol per day (that gets mixed with regular gasoline)
By-products from the ethanol on a DAILY basis include:
1.) 1120 tons (2,240,000 pounds) of wet cattle feed per day (40 truckloads roughly) that feed cattle at surrounding feedlots (which is your beef you buy to eat)
2.) Corn syrup which is mixed with cattle feed (to feed the cattle for the beef you eat)
3.) Corn oil (non-food grade). Uses for corn oil include soap, salve, paint, rustproofing for metal surfaces, inks, textiles, nitroglycerin, and insecticides.

Every bit of the corn processed is used, absolutely NO WASTE.

I personally have never had a vehicle that runs on ethanol. But I have people tell me they lose about 5 miles to the gallon maximum, but pay less at the pump. And it evens out. The advantage is less air pollution (and less gulf oil disasters). We will be running out of fossil fuel in about 10 years anyway, then what???




The argument focuses on the energy consumed by the tractors and the farm equipment, the trucks that transport the ethanol to market, and the fertilizer that is made from fossil fuels, as well as the amount of energy required to extract the sugar from corn starch (or cellulosic biomass) and convert it to ethanol.
Some people say ethanol is a net energy loser—don’t believe it The fossil fuel most often used for ethanol production is natural gas. Newer plants are developing renewal sources of thermal energy, such as methane from cow manure produced at nearby dairy farms or from landfill methane. Geothermal energy is also being developed


www.americanenergyindependence.com...

There is alot of mis-information out there about ethanol.



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