Saturday, December 20, 2008

Future Food: Corn


Some use it for good (to eat on the cob or as a cornbread = natural).
Some use it for evil (high fructose corn syrup or ethanol = artificial).

Either way, civilisation would be different without it.

Discuss....

6 comments:

BetteJo said...

Mmm-m-m. Corn. Makes me think of butter and salt - yum!

kj said...

only snow here, lavender. plenty of snow...

:)

areeiro said...

I only use it for good!!!!! Although sometimes I like to have some popcorn in the cinema with butter and sugar of course :-)))

Lavender said...

BetteJo Oh Yeah! Thats the plan - and theres none better than homegrown - Yippie!!!

KJ It sounds like youre being hammered a bit over there, Im sure youre well supplied and ready to wait it out if need be...stay cozy!

Areeiro LOL yes, cinema popcorn is a bit on the evil side, isnt it ROFL Good one!

Ces said...

I love corn and the ethanol craze is the most politically motivated environmental bullshit if I have to select one. It's because Iowa, the corn producing state holds the primary caucus and every demagogue is out to get an Iowan's vote. Corn Ethanol is not the most efficient to produce. Prairie Grass ethanol cost less energy to produce. It is also more abundant, alas how many votes do the American Grassland States have in the electoral college? Think how many people there are in Wyoming and South Dakota. The Democrats won't even go there. Evil indeed! It jacks up the cost of corn and other corn products like tortillas.

Lavender said...

Ces Indeed! The world has gone mad for money and I think we 'need' a bigger economic crisis to topple the fat cats and balance things out...if it even can be done at this late stage. Actually, Id better stop there, but your comment was brilliant - I hear you!!