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Posted: 11/18/2011 8:38:13 PM
I have to read this book for a class and it really opened my eyes to our cultures food, how it is made, and how we eat. 

Curious if anyone else has read this book? 

I'm only through the first sections that discusses corn and it's roll in the American diet. It's really interesting stuff. Basically anything that is manufactured is made from corn. 

Almost all of our meat is fed some sort of corn mixture to fatten it up more quickly. This is affecting the amount of saturated fat in our meat compared to that of grass fed animals. 

Maybe I'm late in finding out this info but it really has me taking a closer look at my diet. 
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Posted: 11/19/2011 10:59:28 AM
Ktrain, you are a little late but it is really interesting info no doubt...I haven't read the book but might check it out 
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Posted: 11/19/2011 12:28:51 PM
it has been recommended to me but i haven't read it.  i did read In Defense of Food by the same author which everyone should read. 
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Posted: 11/19/2011 12:34:26 PM
I've read plenty of that and it is 100% true.

What it points out is how profits and greed influence production..corn is indigestible but it adds cheap fat and so most all animals eat corn or soy so that farmers can make more money and we can keep prices down.

Its disgusting for sure.


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Posted: 11/19/2011 12:42:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

it has been recommended to me but i haven't read it.  i did read In Defense of Food by the same author which everyone should read. 

I'm definitely going to be reading "In Defense of Food".

I'm amazed at how corn is basically ruining our diets. I'm as guilty of this as anyone also. I had no idea the detrimental effects this could have on not only me, but any future children I may have.

I'm just getting through the part on polycultural farming and its benefits on not only the environment but also our food. Some real eye opening stuff here. 


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Posted: 11/19/2011 4:25:16 PM
the only good thing you can say about corn is it doesn't have gluten in it.
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Posted: 12/2/2011 12:49:03 PM
I watched Food Inc. last night. It's basically the movie version of Omnivore's Dilemma. It's a well put together movie and I recommend it for anyone that is interested in their health. 

I've started making changes to my diet because of this book and movie. I'm not where I want to be at in terms of an every day diet. But I am making progress and noticing an increase in terms of energy level and not nearly as moody as I used to be. 

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Posted: 12/7/2011 9:49:33 PM
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