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Quotes About Corn

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Michael Pollan
“But carbon 13 [the carbon from corn] doesn't lie, and researchers who have compared the isotopes in the flesh or hair of Americans to those in the same tissues of Mexicans report that it is now we in the North who are the true people of corn.... Compared to us, Mexicans today consume a far more varied carbon diet: the animals they eat still eat grass (until recently, Mexicans regarded feeding corn to livestock as a sacrilege); much of their protein comes from legumes; and they still sweeten their beverages with cane sugar.
So that's us: processed corn, walking.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Michael Pollan
“American farmers produced 600 more calories per person per day in 2000 than they did in 1980. But some calories got cheaper than others: Since 1980, the price of sweeteners and added fats (most of them derived, respectively, from subsidized corn and subsidized soybeans), dropped 20 percent, while the price of fresh fruits and vegetables increased by 40 percent.”
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Michael Pollan
“So this is what commodity corn can do to a cow: industrialize the miracle of nature that is a ruminant, taking this sunlight- and prairie grass-powered organism and turning it into the last thing we need: another fossil fuel machine. This one, however, is able to suffer. ”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Anthony Liccione
“This corn will teach to you, should you peel away the husk, and be willing to open your ears.”
Anthony Liccione

“If you were food, you would be corn. I dont know why, i just sense corn in you.”
Lizbeth Mori

Richard Puz
“We got a saying around here about our corn, ‘it grows knee-high by the Fourth of July.”
Richard Puz, The Carolinian

Kate Curran
“Baseball is the only sport there is—next to bowling that is."
Luella Lorraine Lavell”
Kate Curran, Only for You

Rex Stout
“Shucked and boiled in water, sweet corn is edible and nutritious; roasted in the husk in the hottest possible oven for forty minutes, shucked at the table, and buttered and salted, nothing else, it is ambrosia. No chef's ingenuity and imagination have ever created a finer dish.”
Rex Stout

Jarod Kintz
“I once saw a yellow fish that looked like corn on the cob. Or maybe I’m confused. Maybe what I saw was corn on the cob swimming in a fish tank. That’s the more likely scenario. 
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Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You
tags: corn, fish

Jarod Kintz
“Driving through Kansas is like driving in a giant bowl of corn flakes. Good thing I have a car shaped like a spoon.
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Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit

Josh Stern
“Blood is thicker than water, but they still use corn starch as a thickener on cooking shows”
Josh Stern, And That's Why I'm Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?

Michael Pollan
“Originally, the atoms of carbon from which we’re made were floating in the air, part of a carbon dioxide molecule. The only way to recruit these carbon atoms for the molecules necessary to support life—the carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and lipids—is by means of photosynthesis. Using sunlight as a catalyst the green cells of plants combine carbon atoms taken from the air with water and elements drawn from the soil to form the simple organic compounds that stand at the base of every food chain. It is more than a figure of speech to say that plants create life out of thin air.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Michael Pollan
“For an American like me, growing up linked to a very different food chain, yet one that is also rooted in a field of corn, not to think of himself as a corn person suggests either a failure of imagination or a triumph of capitalism.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Jarod Kintz
“She made my heart melt, like butter. I loved her over a juicy corn on the cob.
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Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.

Jarod Kintz
“I hate love as much as I hate corn, but I just can’t stop myself from gorging on genetically modified relationships.
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Jarod Kintz, My love can only occupy one person at a time

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