Children of the Corn


Children of the Corn was a 1984 horror movie based on a Stephen King short story originally published in Penthouse Magazine, of all places. However, the real horror story is in the American Diet and how it is creating a new generation of Children of the Corn. Instead of children killing adults as in the King story the roles are reversed.

The truth is we are slowly killing our own children. Fast food, soda, chips and a distinct lack of activity has produced the most obese, least fit generation in history. I know the corn people say it is not their fault and that high fructose corn syrup is just sugar but, something remains drastically wrong. And don’t blame inactivity. Every fitness expert in the world will tell you you can’t out work a bad diet. Whether corn is the culprit or not, high fructose corn syrup and corn are the number one calorie providers in the American diet. If you want to keep your kids healthy a simple thing to do is avoid any item that has high fructose corn syrup in it. Whether high fructose corn syrup is inherently more dangerous than sugar is not the point. The point is that it is a cheap source of calories used in the food industry to save money. Remember a few things. Corn is a grain, not a vegetable and, it can now also run your car? Do you really want most of your calories coming from something that can also be a substitute for gasoline?

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One Response to “Children of the Corn”

  1. MIke,
    Scary but so true!

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