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Post by Tero » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:40 pm

I'm in a car driving and texting...no not driving.

But why do we grow so much corn? We can't turn it all into cows. Or ethanol. Seems wheat and soy bean would feed more people.

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Post by Svartalf » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:44 pm

Farming corps make more $$ from useless subsidized maize than they would from actually useful crops?
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Post by mistermack » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:57 pm

The world production of corn?
My guess,

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Post by JimC » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:59 pm

Very painful, on the feet...
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Post by Faithfree » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:32 pm

High fructose corn syrup - the principal sweetener used in processed foods and beverages (at least in the US).
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Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:05 am

Faithfree wrote:High fructose corn syrup - the principal sweetener used in processed foods and beverages (at least in the US).
Yep. Though sucrose, from sugar beet or sugar cane, is far cheaper to produce, massive government import tariffs on sucrose keep HFCS artificially competitively priced and stop US food manufacturers importing sucrose.

That's America doing that. The land that sets itself up as a beacon of free-market forces. Looks like protectionism to me, but what do I know? :tea:
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Post by JimC » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:39 am

Xamonas Chegwé wrote:
Faithfree wrote:High fructose corn syrup - the principal sweetener used in processed foods and beverages (at least in the US).
Yep. Though sucrose, from sugar beet or sugar cane, is far cheaper to produce, massive government import tariffs on sucrose keep HFCS artificially competitively priced and stop US food manufacturers importing sucrose.

That's America doing that. The land that sets itself up as a beacon of free-market forces. Looks like protectionism to me, but what do I know? :tea:
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Post by Tero » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:43 am

One very useful product out of corn is corn oil. You can now make margarine with no trans fats out of it.

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Post by macdoc » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:13 am

Don't forget the immensely profitable lysine trade....until the Feds caught up with them.
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Post by Blind groper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:16 am

Xamonas Chegwé wrote:
That's America doing that. The land that sets itself up as a beacon of free-market forces. Looks like protectionism to me, but what do I know?
Yep.

My country is currently in negotiation with the USA to try to establish a free trade deal. Guess what the sticking point is?

Yep, it is American protectionism of its industries. The American negotiators want NZ to stop buying generic drugs, for example, and pay ten times as much for American made drugs. NZ does not subsidise anything. Zip, zero, de nada. America has masses of payouts from the poor taxpayer to wealthy businesses, and then claims it does not have enough money to pay for decent healthcare for its poor.

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Post by JimC » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:03 am

Blind groper wrote:
Xamonas Chegwé wrote:
That's America doing that. The land that sets itself up as a beacon of free-market forces. Looks like protectionism to me, but what do I know?
Yep.

My country is currently in negotiation with the USA to try to establish a free trade deal. Guess what the sticking point is?

Yep, it is American protectionism of its industries. The American negotiators want NZ to stop buying generic drugs, for example, and pay ten times as much for American made drugs. NZ does not subsidise anything. Zip, zero, de nada. America has masses of payouts from the poor taxpayer to wealthy businesses, and then claims it does not have enough money to pay for decent healthcare for its poor.
BG, it may well be that some of our US conservatives on the forum will agree with part of your criticism here...
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Post by Blind groper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:16 am

Jim

I would expect that to be the case. Most of the Americans on this forum are essentially honest people.

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Post by Tero » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:02 pm

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Post by pErvinalia » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:08 pm

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