Corn Essays

  • The History of Corn

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    encounter with the “New World,” corn played a central role in both the lives and diets of Native Americans. Numerous religious rituals and beliefs revolved around corn. Still today, corn continues to be a constant presence in the lives and diets of all Americans. Corn touches us in ways we might not even realize. Most of us eat corn everyday whether we consume corn in its natural form or in meats, soft drinks, or sweets. From thousands of years ago to the present day, corn has sustained and continues

  • Corn and Pellagra

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    Corn and Pellagra Corn is a food eaten throughout the world. It is easy to produce and cheap so that in the past it has composed a large part of the diet of the poor who could not afford other foods. The consumption of corn as ones main food source can cause health problems due to a deficiency of the B vitamin niacin that if not treated can lead to insanity and even death. This paper will attempt to present a brief history of pellagra, concentrating primarily on the twentieth century American

  • Pros And Cons Of Corn

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    This highly influential and informational documentary about corn is told and experienced by two college friends Ian and Curt. These two best friends move from the east coast straight to the heart of their food’s location, the Midwest. Through the help from helpful neighbors and genetically engineered seeds they plant and produce their own crop of corn on just one acre of Iowa soil. After their attempt to follow their corn into the food system of America they wonder about the food we eat and how

  • The Corn Laws Debate

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    The Corn Laws debate was very controversial during the Industrial Revolution, because at that time there was the transition from what it was the mercantilism era to the liberal ideas and views towards the economy structure. The Corn Laws issue was that it had restricted agricultural imports (Cohn, pp. 7). This law illustrates the conflict between mercantilism and liberal economic ideologies; unlike liberal economic views, the Corn Laws under mercantilism favored the large landowners while being

  • Effects of Corn Monoculture on Soils: Models for Change in American Agriculture

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    Effects of Corn Monoculture on Soils: Models for Change in American Agriculture According to writer and environmentalist Vandana Shiva, "the crucial characteristic of monocultures is that they do not merely displace alternatives, they destroy their own basis"(1993, p.50). If the self-destruction of a monoculture is really so simple, it seems that continuous cropping agriculture should long have been abandoned for a more suitable method. Unfortunately, the problem is far more complex. This paper

  • Beer and Corn Flakes

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    There are many obstacles that one must overcome in order to achieve one’s goals and overall success. We are born to make mistakes; and whether one chooses to rectify those mistakes, and ultimately learn from them, is up to that individual. When I was sixteen, I made a life altering decision which luckily, I was able to overcome and learn from; I was arrested at a party for underage consumption. Although the party left some very fond memories ingrained in my brain, the actual moment when I got arrested

  • Corn Corruption Getter

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    Topic: What corn syrup does to our body Specific Purpose: To aware my audience how dangerous corn syrup is Central Idea: How much corn syrup has expanded & how much it affected our society INTRODUCTION Attention getter: Have you ever eaten before and still felt hungry? Audience Motivation: In this presentation you will gain knowledge on what you are eating and why the fast food industry is hiding it from you Credibility: The reason I picked this topic is because when I was in high school I had a

  • Living on Corn in the US

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    Living on Corn In the book published in 2006, the Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural history of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan, is a non-fiction book about American eating habits and the food dilemma that many Americans are facing today. Pollan begins the book by discussing the dilemma of the omnivore like ourselves, a creature with many choices of food. Pollan decides to learn the root to the food dilemma by examining the three primary food chains: industrial food chain, the organic food chain, and

  • Economics and Poetry - Cotton And Corn: A Dialogue? by Thomas Moore

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    goods and services. Society is described as the social relationships among us. The answer is always changing as well as the economical and sociological thoughts behind it as well. This paper will relay a couple economic views from the poem “Cotton And Corn: A Dialogue” by Thomas Moore (1779-1852), an Irish poet. Should people be allowed to trade with whomever they want to? We’ve been doing it for thousands of years. There should always be fare/free trade, even if the government manipulates it a little

  • The Good Corn is a complexly written short story, although it only

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    The Good Corn The Good Corn is a complexly written short story, although it only involves three prominent characters. Elsie, who is one of the least prominent characters in text is referenced in the story throughout, as the girl or only Elsie. I have chosen Elsie as a character to contrast my views about because the text encourages the readers to have a less sympathetic response and approach to her but I seemed to have had a very compassionate and sensitive approach to Elsie and think

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup

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    America has risen dramatically in the last forty years. Many believe high fructose corn syrup is to blame for this and other health related issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. High fructose corn syrup was invented by Richard O. Marshall and Earl R. Kooi in 1957 (Production of high fructose corn syrup). Scientists have done tests and many reports and found many statistics showing the same thing: once high fructose corn syrup (or HFCS) was added to food and beverages in 1975, obesity rose without

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Research

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    Parsell High Fructose Corn Syrup vs “Regular” Sugar High Fructose Corn Syrup is found in a lot of the foods and drinks we consume. It is something that is consumed on a regular basis by not only Americans but by plenty of others across the world and sometimes we might not even note the difference between it and “real” sugar. HFCS comes from a type of corn known as “Dent” corn, dent corn is transformed into cornstarch by being cleaned, soaked, ground, milled, and dried corn starch is then converted

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup and Obesity

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    high risk of being obese. Obesity, in both adults and children, is prevalent in the United States and around the world. Scientists have linked the increased rate of obesity to the increased use of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). High Fructose Corn Syrup is a liquid sweetener extracted from corn. HFCS was introduced as a sweetener in 1960s and its use rapidly increased in 1980s.It is mixture of fructose and glucose. “The two most commonly used forms of HFCS are HFCS-55 and HFCS-42. HFCS-55 is 55% fructose

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup and Cane Sugar Industries Introduction

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    High Fructose Corn Syrup and Cane Sugar Industries Introduction In my previous paper I did my research on the history, production, and trade of cane sugar that was mostly produced in the United States. On our study abroad trip to Mexico we saw some sugar cane fields from the road, but we did get to tour any of the farms or see any sugar processing factories. So I was thinking to myself how I am going to write a paper on sugar cane in Mexico if I never experienced any of it while I was down there

  • High Fuctose Corn Syrup Research Paper

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    Fructose Corn Syrup: Good or Bad? “Don’t eat that, it has high fructose corn syrup”. It causes weight gain, they say. Is high fructose corn syrup as bad as it is portrayed to be? What the between difference in using HFCS and table sugar? HFCS and its alleged link to weight gain is a major controversy in America. There has even been court cases about this matter. Terms Let’s review some terms before we start: • Glucose- a simple sugar. It’s a by-product of photosynthesis. • High fructose corn syrup

  • Pros and Cons of High Fructose Corn Syrup

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    High-Fructose Corn Syrup Abstract: High-fructose corn syrup is a commonly used artificial sweetener in foods. High-fructose corn syrup is a hydrolyzed version of ordinary corn syrup, which is produced via a steeping process. It is so widely used because it is both economically favorable and it helps to preserve food for extended periods of time. However, the drawbacks of high-fructose corn syrup include issues like potential obesity, diabetes, loss of liver function, malnutrition, and cancer

  • Comparing And Contrasting High Fructose Corn Syrup

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    the texture. What does not come to mind is the ingredients that make the food for what it is. Today, many food items contain the ingredient high fructose corn syrup. While some people may cringe when they hear those words, others will explain the true meaning behind HFCS. Based on several articles, the truth of the matter is that high fructose corn syrup is just another replacement for sugar. There is no sufficient evidence proving that HFCS is worse than sugar, however that does not mean it is better

  • History and Advantages of High Fructose Corn Syrup

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    of High Fructose Corn Syrup HFCS is a popular sweetener used in processed foods. It is composed of approximately 50% fructose and 50% glucose. It is made from corn starch with the use of enzymes to convert glucose to fructose. It has many advantages over cheap sugar, including, but not limited to, lower price, longer shelf life, low freezing point, and enhanced taste and texture. Corn refinement was first discovered circa 1860, and was soon followed by the development of corn syrup. Important

  • Health Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

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    Health Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup Abstract: What is high fructose corn syrup? Is it some kind of disease making machine? High fructose corn syrup is causing many problems in the United States and two of the main problems are obesity and type two diabetes. There are also many other diseases that branch off from these two main diseases, like liver and heart disease. In this paper, the reason why high fructose corn syrup is becoming such a huge problem in the United States will be

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup: Are We In More Danger Than We Were With Sugar

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    mainly credited to the introduction of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) (Cohen 1,3). Since the 1970, when HFCS was first introduced, the intake of it has been on a steady rise (U.S. 2). Its use has been widely spread in the U.S. due to it being cheaper than sugar. The government limits the production of domestic sugar and places import tariffs on foreign sugar making it a very expensive commodity in the U.S. However, at the same time, it subsidizes corn production and therefore lowers its price significantly