Corn: Food of the NationTuesday, September 21, 2010
Lew Rockwell, perhaps influenced by a certain person on this blog, on the LewRockwell.com blog:
As more and more Americans wake up to the dangers posed by high-fructose corn syrup—promoted by the feds through massive domestic farm subsidies and protectionism against Cuban sugar—the political corn industry wants to change the name of its federal product. There is a massive ad campaign going on now to convince us all it’s just “corn sugar,” and no different in any way from sugar sugar. But cane sugar is the only caloric sweetener that makes any health or taste sense. Just drink a Mexican Coke as versus an American one. And it is great to see Pepsi Throwback, which also uses real sugar. Of course, for non-caloric sweeteners, only stevia and Splenda, not the evil aspartame, make health or taste sense. But how about some stevia or Splenda-sweetened Coke or Pepsi?
I’d like to point out that it has been a long time since corn was declared “the food of the nation.” This is a U.S. Food Administration propaganda poster from 1918:
In fact, this was also a time before Big Agra had its grip on food policy and healthy fats were demonized by the food and medical establishment. Here’s a U.S. Food Administration poster from 1917.