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  • U.S. prairies are being wiped out so fast to plant corn and soybeans that some ecologists say they’re now among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth – even more so than tropical rain forests
  • Since the U.S. government began requiring ethanol in fuel in 2007, more than 1.2 million acres of grassland have been lost to corn (and soy) crops
  • The excessive amount of genetically engineered corn grown in the U.S., along with the production of ethanol, is draining aquifers, polluting waterways, increasing erosion and contributing to the release of carbon into the atmosphere

By Dr. Mercola

The Iowa caucuses will be held in February 2016, which is sure to bring corn to the forefront of the presidential campaigns. Iowa is the leading producer of both corn and ethanol and, as The New York Times, pointed out:


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