12 foods that are bad for the planet: High fructose corn syrup
I didn't know that there was so much corn grown around the gulf of mexico that it poluted the whole gulf.
Look at a map sometime. The Missouri river empties into the Mississippi river which empties into the gulf, along with all of the run off from the midwestern farms. Corn does not have to be grown in Corpus Christie to polite the gulf. Look up the words watershed and runoff to learn how the process works before exposing your ignorance all over the internet.
Why do people farm? To make ends meet, just like everyone. Market prices determine what is most profitable to grow. Farmers take care of the land because it is what takes care of them.
Small farmers who own the land do take care of the land. Big corporations who own massive acreages do not take care of the land. They cut down trees, plow up pastured land, and use herbicides, fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation irresponsibly.
Corn is actually a rotational planting. My son in law alternates corn with soy beans, winter wheat and rye. To many persons writing these articles actually are political activists rather than serious students of agriculture. Fortunately few persons actually follow the advice of the current media.
Ethanol is a joke. It only exists to give the goverment an excuse to subsidize farmers for growing corn that is not fit for human consumption. It takes 150 gallons of gasoline to produce 200 gallons of ethynol and that's not evem cointing the amount of fuel needed to truck it into gas ststions because it can't be transported through pipelines.
Ok, so pretty much all the food people eat nowadays. You should provide better alternatives for the foods listed even though they're so vague. For example: "some seafood". Wow way to go.
They almost didn't miss anything. Here is what I do. I eat whatever I want too, whenever I want too, and whatever I want too, and I'm shooting for 100. So screw the porfessionals, because none of them know what they a talking about.
This is just silly. The list contains 90% of all the foods. Do they think we should just go out and eat the grass in our front yard?
this artcle seems to have been written by an amature as maybe a 7th grade science paper. these problems are problems that can all be fixed with a little common sense. for example any decent farmer for the last 3,000 years has known that rotating ALL crops is a must
Yes, every farmer knows that rotating crops is good for many reasons. However, there are many cases where crops are grown in monoculture until the disease pressure is too high and it is no longer profitable to produce on that land. Then the land is rotated to another crop.