The vast majority of the corn grown in the U.S. isn't really food gade anyway. Sure, it's edible but its not the corn on the cob or can of cream corn variety. It's primarily livestock feed, and now recently used for ethanol. And ethanol by products are used for livestock feed too, mainly for cattle. The amount of corn raised for human consumption percentage wise vs all the rest of the corn raised is really really low. I don't have a figure backed up by facts to throw out, but If I had to guess I'd say 1% max.
Now if we want to get into the tree hugger side of the argument and say that livestock is a waste of resources and we should just eat vegetables, thats a whole different deal. And one I totally disagree with as a die hard carnivore.
Posted on Dec 15, 2010, 11:34 AM from IP address 184.108.40.206