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Oh, what they did to sacred corn! Genetically-Engineered Corn and Hispanics

Mural in Oaxaxa, Mexico

By Rosa Escondido

It’s disturbing walking through HEB, and seeing overweight Hispanic families attempting to find good food for their families.  It is hopeless because the food has been rigged against them, and more against them than any other segment of the country.

As Hispanics have developed diabetes, the government tells them that they have a genetic predisposition to diabetes which is why they have more than other groups.  Or it tells them that they feed their children poorly, or it tells them they don’t get enough exercise.  What it doesn’t tell them is the truth.

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Food Chain Radio: Why is the government Funding Fat?

By MetroFarm

In the last 15 years, the U.S. government used $17 billion of taxpayer money to subsidize production of corn starch, corn syrup and soy oil.  This leads us to ask…

Why are we funding fat?

This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts Michael Russo, Policy Analyst for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, for a conversation about government farm subsidies.

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