Category Archives: Corn

Facts About Corn and its industry

Americans consume 1/3 of all corn products in the world. Our corn crops alone would cover the same amount of space as Germany.  Three out of four products found in the supermarket contain corn! Excluding corn syrup, our consumption of corn has increased by twenty pounds since 1970.  We now consume 31.4 pounds of corn products per person a year.  50% of the American human biomass can be traced to corn.  We know this thanks to corns unique carbon signature.

Common Products that contain corn

The follow is a list of common products that are corn or have a form of corn.  There are 4200 uses for corn.  3500 of these uses are in our our food!

  • Caramel Color- Found in hundreds of products such as brown sugar and cokes
  • Brown Sugar – Most brands contain caramel color
  • Hand soap – Hand soap is 25% corn
  • Toothpaste
  • Dextrose – Found in thousands of products including hospital IVs
  • Aspirin – The coated ones contain corn
  • Baking Powder- Contains cornstarch
  • Batteries
  • Most cosmetics
  • Baby food
  • Most adhesives – Including envelopes!
  • Fresh Vegetables!- All vegetables are coated with ICEIN a processing aid made from corn.  It is used to keep vegetables from molding and appearing to look fresh.
  • Windex
  • Diapers
  • Matches
  • Spark Plugs
  • Everything that comes out of mold – Powdered cornstarch is used to coat the molds.