Monday, October 29, 2007

Home Grown Terrorist - The American Farmer!

The excellent film documentary, KING CORN investigates the pervasive and devastating roll that corn plays in the American diet. This cheap, over-produced cash crop, that is used for ingredients in a multitude of unhealthy food products, contributes directly to an obesity epidemic that is killing more citizens than those pesky foreign terrorists could ever hope to kill.
And if you don't believe it...

(Nov. 1) -- There is more evidence than ever that a person who weighs too much is more likely to develop cancer, a landmark report said Wednesday.
An international panel of experts reviewed more than 7,000 large-scale studies and spent five years developing the report (

Excess body fat increases the risk of cancer of the colon, kidney, pancreas, esophagus and uterus as well as postmenopausal breast cancer, the report says.

"This was a much larger impact than even the researchers expected," says Karen Collins, a cancer institute nutrition adviser. "People forget body fat is not an inert glob that we are carrying around on the waistline and thighs. It's a metabolically active tissue that produces substances in the body that promote the development of cancer."

--The evidence linking red meat intake (beef, pork and lamb) to colorectal cancer is more convincing than it was a decade ago, the report says. It advises limiting red meat to 18 ounces of cooked meat a week. The cancer risk is minimal for people who eat that amount, but beyond that the risk increases, Collins says.
--Every 1.7 ounces of processed meat consumed a day increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21%.

THE BOTTOM LINE: Over production of Corn = Cheap food + red meat - minus self control + lack of exercise = Cancer + Death.

THIS JUST IN! Vice President Al Gore on 30 Rock, nails it!