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Help Petition Policians for Change

Help petition your representatives, your senators, and your president to end the corn subsidy.   You can copy the text below on to the two contact forms on the links below..  (Feel free to add your own 2 cents)

Dear President/Representative,

I would like you to support legislation that will put an end to the corn subsidy.  I believe it is damaging to our farm industry, our short term and long term health, and even to the environment. Passing S.871 – Ethanol Subsidy and Tariff Repeal Act is a great first step on putting this subsidy behind us.

The corn subsidy forces many of our farmers to grow only corn, which results in higher prices for other fruits and vegetables.  We eat corn by-products in more products then you can imagine.  The Corn Refiners of America believe High Fructose Corn Syrup is fine in moderation,  and it very well may be.  However, when High Fructose Corn Syrup is found in many breads, yogurts, pickles, breakfast cereals, condiments, salad dressings, pasta sauce, jellies and jams, and many products aimed at children like juices and cookies, it becomes far far from moderation. Don’t ban High Fructose Corn Syrup, just stop making it so cheap!

Antibiotics become less effective with time, and are being used over and over again on cattle in order for them to be able to eat corn.  This shortcut to cheap beef and dairy may cost an epidemic in the long-term.  It already may be showing signs of breeding “super-bugs”, resistant to our most common antibiotics.

Brazil uses many sugar-cane by-products for an efficient biofuel.  Corn is much less efficient.  However, because the US government makes it cheaper than sugar, our cars end up running on it.  We will never give biofuels a fair try in this country if they are based around corn.  So make corn less of a forced option, by eliminating the corn subsidy.

We spend billions of dollars subsidizing something that is causing us real harm.  Let’s put that money to better use.  You can learn more at endcornsubsidy.wordpress.com.

Thank you for reading and please support S.871 – Ethanol Subsidy and Tariff Repeal Act.

Tell Obama that you want to end the corn subsidy!

Help tell your congress representatives that you want to end the corn subsidy, but see what there position is on it first. If they already support it, thank them!

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