A movie about the negative effects that modern food industries have had. It shines light on the over use of corn.  It also explains how versatile corn is. This is a movie that really captures the level of national and global impact that corn has had in the past century.  Its not just that corn is being sold more, its also that its found literally in anything and almost everything.  Corn products and corn are used to process other foods, make clothing, animal feed, and even in clothing.   It also sheds light on the hidden dangers in the overconsumption of the corn products that people are unknowingly ingesting on a daily basis.
 
 
The professor in this video is stating some of the problems that smaller farms face once big business becomes involved with their crops.  I would agree with the fact that smaller business can't compete.  The price of crops in America has become very cheap as a part of the farming-subsidies .  It interferes with the local growers of corn in places in south america were american corn over saturates the markets.  Corn is one of the more versatile crops  which makes it sought after tool in making money .   The most valid point made in the beginning of the video is about 
how corn is something that can be grown anywhere, but the US has a strangle hold on the rest of the world when it comes to the production of corn.   This makes the globalization of corn a strong con in terms of equilibrium with the rest of the world.  The small people everywhere (small famers that can only grow and sell locally) are hurt.
 
 
This is a picture taken from the Syngenta  US twitter page.  At first glance this just seems like a picture of a few bags of corn seed.  Read the the title again.  "HYBRID CORN" seed, its not exactly naturally found.  Corn has been modified to bear more in one growing season but at the cost of nutritional value.  Hybrid corn is easier to spread to markets in other countries because more of it is made in the same amount of space and the same amount of time as unmodified corn seed.  Another one of the many uses that corn has is for syrup. This syrup is found in many products today but not naturally occurring in the world. People are becoming concerned about the healthiness of corn syrup.




 

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