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five weird facts about food - part three

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Here is the most five weird facts about food :- 

FACT number one : Long a staple of the American diet and U.S. economy, corn is a high-carbohydrate, high glycemic food that fattens up cattle and does the same to humans who consume it in excess. If you don’t believe me, visit Nebraska. Melissa Diane Smith, “Corn Fed and Fat: The
American Problem That is Spreading to Other Countries,” News & Notes, Against the Grain
Nutrition, July 31, 2008, www.againstthegrainnutrition.com Audrey Ensminger, Foods and Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. (CRC Press, 1994).

FACT number two : Corn is in almost everything we consume. It is the primary food for the
chicken, pigs, and cows we eat; the source of corn oils found in many snack foods, margarines, and baked goods; used to make high-fructose corn syrup, the most prevalent, cheapest and, some believe,
most hazardous of all sweeteners; and the source of numerous food additives. As a result, corn is found in things that come out of our bodies, too. Like the one you’re working on right now. Melissa Diane Smith, “Corn Fed and Fat: The American Problem That is Spreading to Other Countries,” News & Notes, Against the Grain Nutrition, July 31, 2008, www.againstthegrainnutrition.com. Audrey Ensminger, Foods and Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. (CRC Press, 1994).
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FACT number three : Beef cattle evolved to survive on grass but are regularly fed corn, which has disastrous effects on their digestive systems, requiring a constant regimen of antibiotics to keep them healthy. The antibiotics are clearly working; cows digest things just fine. About every two to three minutes, in fact.
Michael Pollan, “When a Crop Becomes King,” New York Times, July 19, 2002, www.michaelpollan.com. Danielle Nierenberg and Lisa Mastny, Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry (World watch Institute, 2005), 25.

FACT number four : Many environmentalists believe salmon farms could have a catastrophic effect on the world’s wild salmon populations. Concentrations of solid-waste and nitrogens from farmed pens can poison marine life, and many researchers fear that salmon farm escapees could soon overrun and decimate wild stocks. As of 1999, a million salmon had escaped from arms in Puget Sound and British Columbia
alone. Although farmers use dogfish to track the escapees, most ultimately find their way to freedom. Fish that are caught are returned to the farms, where they face intense grilling over an open flame for 8–
10 minutes. David F. Arnold and William (FRW) Cronan, The Fishermen’s Frontier: People and Salmon in
Southeast Alaska (University of Washington Press, 2008), 187.

FACT number five : Peanut allergies afflict an estimated 4 million Americans, and can be life threatening. Almost half of annual emergency room visits and two thirds of deaths due to anaphylaxis are the result of peanut allergies. On the bright side, if you’re a peanut allergy sufferer, you won’t have to worry about all those bug fragments and rat hair in peanut butter. “Of Mice And Peanuts: A New Mouse Model For Peanut Allergy,” Science News, Science Daily, Jan. 14, 2009, www.sciencedaily.com. Kalidas Shetty and others, Food Biotechnology, 2nd
ed. (CRC Press, 2006), 970.

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