Unformatted text preview: become unhealthy. As the movie indicated, 93 million acres of farmland were set aside to growing cheap corn, whereas only 2 million were used to plant vegetables. Instead of planting vegetables to make the population healthy, corn is planted in its place because it can make much more money- eg, ethanol for cars, food for cattle, corn syrup, fast food etc. Also the effects of corn syrup was portrayed in the taxi driver’s interview, where he would drink more than 2 liters of soda per day. The health effects related to this consumption are staggering and plausible because of the known effect of sugar/lack of exercise and diabetes. It is ironic how water can be more expensive than a can of coke, which makes one think about how the upper class could afford healthier foods because healthy food is becoming more and more expensive....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2009 for the course D SOC 101 taught by Professor Hirschl,t. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.
- Fall '06