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Corn

English Presentation on the book The Omnivore's Dilemma
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maria manfredi

on 17 March 2010

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The Omnivore's Dilemma by: Maria, Jay, Christy, and Ellie Organic Vs. NOn-Organic? Is Organic really more expenisve? $2.69 Non-Organic This is the genius of the chicken nugget: It liberated chicken from the fork and plate, making it as convenient, waste-free, and automobile-friendly as the precondimented hamburger." -110 The Meal
Fast Food "No doubt the food scientists at McDonald's corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, are right now hard at work on the one-handed salad." -110 Corn=Theme of Meal "In 2003 in a lawsuit bought against McDonald's by a group of obese teenagers, a federal judge in New York had defamed he mcNugget even as he dismissed the suit. Rather than being merely chicken fried in a pan, McNuggets are a McFrankensteinian creation of various elements not utilized by the home cook." -112 McNuggets aren't just a piece of chicken simply fried. Thirty-eight ingredients are in the McNugget, but thirteen can be derived from corn. Corn Ingredients 1. Corn-fed chicken itself 3,4,5- Mono-,tri-, and diglycerides (emulsifiers; whick keep the fats and water from separating) The true cost of
Non-Organic Foods 19% of American meals are eaten are in the car. Local? Dependance on foreign oil
Super Bugs
No more fishes
Destruction of American Farmer
How does this affect you? So Non-Organic isn't as cheap as it may seem 2. Modified cornstarch (to blind the pulverized chicken meat) 6. dextrose 7. lecithin (another emulsifier) 8. chicken broth (to restore some of the flavor that processing leaches out) 9. Yellow corn flour and more modified cornstarch (for that batter) 10.cornstarch (a filler) 11. vegetable shortening 12.partially hydrogenated corn oil 13.citric acid as a preservative McNuggets also contain several completely synthetic ingredients that come from a petroleum refinery or chemical plant. These chemicals keep the organic materials from going bad/looking strange after several months in the freezer. TBHQ- AN ANTIOXIDANT DERIVED FROM PETROLEUM THAT IS EITHER SPRAYED DIRECTLY ON THE NUGGET OR INSIDE OF THE BOXS TO "HELP PRESERVE FRESHMESS." "Taken together these federal payments account for nearly half the income of the average Iowa corn farmer and represent roughly a a quarter of the $19 billion U.S. taxpayers spend each year on payments to farmers. "There's money to be made in food, unless you're trying to grow it."~ pg 95 "while the surgeon general is raising alarms over the epidemic of obesity, the president is signing farm bills designed to keep the river of cheap corn flowing, guaranteeing that the cheapest calories in the supermarket will continue to be teh unhealthiest."~pg 108 "In order of diminishing corniness, this is how the laboratory measured ou meal: soda(100 % corn), milk shake 78% corn), salad dressing 27 million people "If the 16 million acres now being used to grow corn to feed cows in the U.S. became well-mangaed pasture, that would remove 14 billion pounds of carbon from the atmosphere each year, the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off the road. We seldom focus on farming's role in global warming, but as much as a third of all the greenhouse gases that human activity has added to the atmosphere can be attributed to the saw and the plow."~pg 198 " "The 99 cent price of a fast-food hamburger simply doesn't take account of that meal's true cost- to soil, oil, public health, the public purse, etc., costs which are never charged directly to the consumer but, indirectly and invisibly, to the taxpayer (in the form of subsidies), the health care system (in the form of food-born illnesses and ovesity), and the environment (in the form of pollution), no to mention the welfare of the workers and animals on the feedlots and slaughterhouses."~pg 201 The Local Scene
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