9 Shocking Facts About the Food Industry

9 Shocking Facts About the Food Industry

The U.S. grows more corn than any other country on Earth. That's a good thing, right? Well…depends on how you look at it. Modern farming techniques and massive government subsidies have turned corn into an incredibly productive β€” and incredibly cheap β€” crop. But those innocent-looking yellow ears are a big reason why the American diet has gotten worse and American waistlines have gotten larger over the past half century.

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