the way things were done and wanted crops to be planted and harvested faster. Also, there was no ways to fight off all the weeds that grew on farmer’s land. 12) America is a capitalist country and one of the main principles many believe in is to spend the least amount of money to get the best quality. Unfortunately, the same applies to the food industry. Food companies use alternative products such as high fructose corn syrup instead of sugar because high fructose corn syrup is cheaper to produce. This philosophy has caused people to live unhealthy lifestyles. America does not care about people’s livelihood, all we care about is the mighty dollar. 13) This movie opened my eye about the vast products that contain corn. Additionally, until watching this movie, I finally realized that corn may not be the best product to consume due to the sugars inside the product. I always would make fun of the farmers in Iowa and Nebraska, but after watching this movie, I realized corn makes livings for individuals throughout the Mid-West. 14) For my last meal, I ate a sausage and cheese omelet. Unfortunately, the egg or cheese in the meal does not contain any corn-based products. However, the sausage does contain high fructose corn syrup which makes the sausage sweeter.
- Spring '08