Corn Subsidised Corn

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Do Corn Subsidies Lead To Obesity? Commodity corn has become a staple crop here in the United States food and agricultural system. “When food is abundant and cheap, people will eat more of it and get fat”(Omnivore’s Dilemma, Pollan). When Michael Pollan says this he is generally referring to fast food eateries such as McDonalds which use government subsidised corn to make most of their products, including the sweeteners in soda. There are over 14,000 McDonald’s locations in America alone and they made over 8.5 Billion dollars in 2013 alone. About 44% of Americans eat at McDonald’s weekly according to a survey done by So, he is definitely correct in the fact that when food is abundant and cheap people will eat more

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