Coli and is harmful to us as human beings t he crops

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Coli and is harmful to us as human beings. T HE CROPS Corn is produced at ever increasing rates. Farmers grow corn because they get subsidies from the government, and you can put corn into just about anything because of its starchy chemical structure. This includes High Fructose Corn Syrup which supplies close to no nutrition in many of the foods we eat. Corn and soy are also grown in monoculture plots; monocultures and non-rotated crops dry out the land and make it less useful for agricultural practices. L OCAL F ARMS What does it mean when your food is said to be grown ‘locally?’ Local food usually has a positive association
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because it takes less fossil fuel to ship and is often organically grown or processed. But don’t get fooled! Local doesn’t necessarily mean they support organic or moral practices. If you’re unsure, look it up! It could save you some trouble when deciding if local food is right for you. W HAT ABOUT THE F AST F OOD I NDUSTRY ? When most people purchase fast food, they usually don’t think about the process that happens behind the scenes —and this isn’t just the meat. It includes everything from the soda to the soda can. Understanding the process can help you make smart, healthy choices. For example, you don’t see the process for making the soda can—Aluminum cans extracted from Bauxite. Did you know that Bauxite mining destroys more surface area than any other ore? Destroying the Earth just to enjoy some soda? Make sure to recycle! Speaking of soda, what’s in there anyways? Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup. Yup, that evil syrup’s done it again and has made it into every inch of your consumer lifestyle—it’s even in batteries. Energy is hidden all over the place! To avoid all this hidden inconveniences, try planting a garden. It’s fun, you get exercise, and can grow all your favorite veggies the way you know they’re supposed to be grown!
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  • Fall '12
  • CraigNicholson
  • Nutrition, high-fructose corn syrup, Fructose Corn Syrup

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