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Corn: The crop that ate America

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Corn: The crop that ate America




Bloomberg News has an interactive infographic on U.S. corn production.  Corn now accounts for 68 percent of US grain-and-oilseed production. The USDA gives a bit of background on the corn economy. Scientific American explains why growing all that corn is not such a great idea. It’s mostly for feeding animals, not people 40% of it […]

Bloomberg News has an interactive infographic on U.S. corn production.  Corn now accounts for 68 percent of US grain-and-oilseed production.
The USDA gives a bit of background on the corn economy.
Scientific American explains why growing all that corn is not such a great idea.

It’s mostly for feeding animals, not people
40% of it goes to fuel for cars
It uses up lots of natural resources
It’s monoculture, and vulnerable
It’s taxpayer supported—at billions of dollars per year

Here’s how it is used.

Time to do some rethinking, no"
If you can find it, watch the film King Corn.  It’s a lot of fun and enormously revealing.

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Fecha de publicación: 19-06-2017 21:48
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