Sunday, October 10, 2010

If you eat corn or barley...

You might get (or have already gotten) fat. And unhealthier.

Because, corn and barley are used to prematurely fatten "cows, sheep, pigs and poultry".

We just got it from the Financial Times (PDF here in case) today...

"The US Department of Agriculture, in a closely watched report, predicted that the country’s stocks of corn would halve to their lowest levels in 14 years.

"It warned of a “much tighter supply picture” for corn and barley, the two main feed-stocks used to fatten cows, sheep, pigs and poultry." Emphasis added. See here (or PDF above).

I know corn's cheap. Is it worth getting fat over?

P.S. Did you know McDonald's chicken nuggets are mostly corn? It's cheap and the chickens were stuffed with it so the nuggets look fat. Now they'll pass the fatafat on to you. :( Want to know what else is in those 'chicken nuggets'? Go to the bottom of the article, here.

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