The technology has also been linked to involvement of the corporate world in the farming of corn as well as the cost-benefits as a result of government subsidies.Due to the subsidies accorded to the crop farmers have embarked on planting corn and in the end using technology to enhance the chances of acquiring a bumper yield. It is prudent to note that it is the American federal government pertaining agriculture that have seen the declining health of its citizens. It is the farm subsidies that continue to fuel the growth of corn as ac heap ingredient. The government pay outs have been noted to highly skew the agricultural market in the direction of oversupply of commodities that are integral in the processing of energydense foods. The corn yield translates to profits which emanate from many industries including ethanol production and cattle feed (Nielsen 88). It is also important to note that the corn processing occurs indirectly in form of cattle feed. Due to its constant abundance in the US, it is used to create energy-field cattle food. The corn apparently in the cattle feed manages to accelerate the metabolism and growth of cows as well as their fattening. The corn does not provide any nutritional value to the cow and thus leading to the end product being “fat disguised as meat” (Pollan). It is this meat that is used by many fast food industries in the United States and ends up in many of the American dinner tables. The cheap fat and unhealthy meat can been evidently linked to the presence of cheap and also unstarched corn. With most Fast-food franchises using this meat in their products such as hamburgers, much of these saturated fats are unknowingly consumed by many Americans Many
Surname 3ethanol production companies have also joined the fray of processing corn by industrially turningit to vitamin C which finds its way to the American population’s diet as an additive in food products.
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