21 February 2008

high fructose corn syrup

first of all, the lunar eclipse was pretty awesome. next time, though, moon, could you please schedule your eclipse in the summer? it got damn cold up on the roof.

i want to take a moment to talk about corn. i'm in the midst of reading the omnivore's dilemma by michael pollan. as the book explains, basically, humans have become walking piles of corn. you can find corn in 30% of the 45,000 items in an average grocery store. corn feeds our cattle, pigs, chicken and even fish. it's more or less impossible to avoid, unless you're motived (or wealthy) enough to eat from local markets (farmers, CSAs etc).

anyways, i've had it on my mind and today as always, toothpastefordinner is right there with me.

united states of food additives


  1. Creepy, I started Omnivore's Dilemma this week (currently on page 75 - we should have a book club!). I've been putting off reading it for a while, I think I'm finally ready for it.