Yes, the sun is shining on me! Today, I hammer high fructose corn syrup. And I hope that Spring is coming soon because that sweater is starting to look really big on me 😉
I find it ironic that you will pay almost 3 times more for the imported Coke. Pictures from Costco this week.
Coke Made in USA: $ 0.29 per can
Why is that? Simple: your taxes are used to subsidize farmers into growing corn. Then something has to be done with that artificially low priced corn. Enter high fructose corn syrup! Because your tax dollars already paid the farmer for the corn, it can be sold really cheap to the chemical plants. In turn that makes it much cheaper for Coca-Cola to make Coke syrup.
So here is the cost/benefit outcome of this insane use of your tax dollars:
- Cost: obesity in epidemic proportions, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, trillions in health care costs…
- Benefits: cheap Coke!
PS: No, this does not mean that you should drink ANY Coke.