HOW UNIQUE IS THIS? ONE GOVERNMENT CREATED DISASTER CREATING ANOTHER EVEN GREATER DISASTER

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US Government funded grain subsidies which are the direct cause of over-application of fertilizer to grow corn cause over-production of corn. Corn is unique in that it has the highest nitrogen need and the lowest uptake efficiency of any crop. Corn production is the direct cause of the destruction of our rivers, our soils, and ultimately our Eastern Estuaries including the Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay.

Corn has replaced grass as the dominant animal feed and its overproduction has promoted a new processed food industry.

Corn fed animals are up to 7 times higher in saturated fat than grass fed and a big contributor to our sudden loss of longevity after many decades of increase.

Denuding vast acreage of farmland to plant corn is the direct cause of the Nations Soil Loss disaster.

Fourteen products made from corn including high fructose syrup, corn oil, and corn starch are the basis for the processed food industry another major contributor to our obesity and diabetes epidemics.

Isn’t it time to unravel these government created disasters by eliminating grain subsidies?

Please respond with your view.

Don Kerstetter

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