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Corn production is heavily subsidized in order to facilitate its ubiquitous use in animal feed and high fructose corn syrup production. While consuming large amounts of corn syrup is not recommended, eating whole corn may be part of a healthful diet that lowers your stool pH thereby reducing risk of colon cancer. The prolific use of GMO Bt corn as animal feed may be the reason the insecticide can be found in the bloodstreams of pregnant women. Thankfully however, the insecticide may only be toxic to insects. Although you may get more health benefits from eating blue corn thanks to its anthocyanins, even yellow corn has more carotenoids than eggs. Corn was a major part of the traditional Ugandan diet where heart disease was almost non-existent.


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