Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Corn: It's not for Eatin'

Concern? Yeah, I'm concerned.

I have a thing about corn (most of you already know that). I don't think people should eat corn. I don't think most white people, excuse me Ross, honkies have the genes or enzymes or whatever to properly process corn. Indians (of the American variety) ate corn and were just fine. I'm sure that is because after eating it for thousands of years they were able to process it. I'm also sure it was nothing like the corn we eat today.

Corn doesn't agree with me. It sets off my ulcerative colitis BIG TIME. I guess my honky genes are dominant over my Indian genes. I still eat corn anyway, I just try not to have too much, and I avoid it when I'm sick.

Do you know how hard it is to avoid corn? (I know one of you does.) I swear, it is a conspiracy. Corn is in everything! I avoid HFCS (which is everywhere) because I think it is a little bit evil. (Can things be a little bit evil? Or is it like pregnant--you either are or you aren't?) Okay, check this out: Honey Bunches of Oats--first ingredient is corn! Oats is the fourth ingredient. Vanilla Honey Bunches of Oats--first ingredient is wheat, oats is third, corn is seventh. They should really just call them Honey Bunches of Corn. Even regular Cheerios has corn. Corn is everywhere.

There are so many uses for corn, and ones like herbicide, plastics, and foam make me think that maybe we shouldn't be eating the stuff. You'll never be able to convince me otherwise. I don't care what Dr. Oz says--everyone should drink at least 64 ounces of water each day and everyone should avoid corn.


Team Serrins Springfield said...

I read recently that animals eat so much corn for feed that people who are allergic/sensitive to corn can react from eating chicken! It's freakin' insidious!

Disobedient Tiger said...

hey, you also forgot Coca-Cola, Doritos, Cheetos, Cornholios, and other foods that end in -ohs.

Nicole said...

Have you ever seen the documentary "King of Corn?" If not, that movie will REALLY make you hate corn.

k. said...

TSS, that is scary!
Nicole, I just watched it, and it just affirmed all my feelings.
I sort of want to take on the challenge of eating a corn-free diet for a while. Maybe I'll do that in March. I suppose I'd have to go vegetarian, since most of the corn grown in this country gets turned into feed.