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Corn-Fed America

Does this grain have an unhealthy hold on our diets?

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Corn-Fed America (4/27/2007)

Presentation transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How might corn be associated with our obesity problem?
  2. How many square miles of land in the United States are devoted to corn production?
  3. Which three occurrences significantly contributed to increased corn production over the last 75 years?
  4. What is a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation and what does it have to do with corn?
  5. What is the most profitable product refined from corn and how is it used?

Related Links

We Are What We Eat (Center for Ecoliteracy)
All signs point to corn

Dinner Discussion (National Public Radio)
Corn's impact on America's diet, health and politics

Book Review (New York Times)
Michael Pollan's book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals."

History of Corn Refining (Corn Refiners Association)
A brief history of the corn refining industry

National Eating Disorder? (National Public Radio)
NPR interviews author Michael Pollan

Is Corn Making You Fat? (iVillage)
Truth behind high-fructose corn syrup

Links updated: 26 January 2009
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