Big Cuba Begets Big Sugar Begets Big Corn
Since we unofficially had added corn to the list of possible allergy suspects and Deb was initially supposed to be avoiding the allergen possibilities, that led to some label reading and the dismay at almost everything being made of corn syrup. As I said, ADM must be proud.
What doesn’t have corn mostly has wheat. The baby’s oatmeal that’s an introductory food that’s supposed to be utterly pure and safe contains wheat. It didn’t used to, which was partly why that was our preferred brand, but apparently that came with the fancy new packaging.
What I pointed out to Deb, in our discussion of Big Corn, and their having the ethanol farce now so they could dispense with the corn syrup nonsense, is that the corn syrup thing is partly a reaction to Big Sugar. Most people don’t realize the extent of sugar protectionism in this country.
In turn, what’s a huge sugar producer? Cuba. Who are some of the domestic sugar producers? Cuban ex-pats. How did all the Castro administrations and associated congresses respond to Cuba being a gulag and to the vote buying of the Cuban-Americans? By fruitlessly restraining trade, topping it off with extra protection for domestic sugar.
Why shouldn’t Big Corn step in and profit from it?
LifeSavers are now produced in Canada, because it costs too much to import sugar. And what’s worse than Cuba is Brazil, a nominal ally, is having ginormous tarriffs imposed on their sugar and ethanol (made from sugar) production, in order to protect the more expensive substitutes made from corn. Congrats, ADM.
And what’s even worse than that is the evidence that the human body cannot digest high fructose corn syrup slowly. Meaning that it’s so concentrated that you digest it before you can possibly use it, thus making you fat.
I do my best to avoid the stuff, but it’s nearly impossible to do so completely. Take a look at the ingredients list on your bottle of ketchup, for instance…Posted by rob sama on 03/18 at 10:00 AM from