a must read!

Amaizing waistlines. You are fat because there is too much corn. [NYT, forfeit of first-born son required] I love good old-fashioned materialism, and Michael Pollan (author of The Botany of Desire) scores one for the team with this article on the economics of corn production. Are we fat because New Deal agricultural policy was overturned in the 70s by Rusty Butz? Now there's a trailing question we can all enjoy. [MetaFilter]

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so you wonder about the obesity problem, perhaps there is a cause. perhaps this is it, maybe not though.

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