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Corn and Violence?

By WaPoIsHitler Lipsovitch (40/40 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 12:33am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   1 link   1,405 views   5 comments   watch (1)   share   quote  

Wild Study looking at the effects of a Corn-based diet and violence; Societies that eat more maize have more violence:
http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1978/pdf/1978-v07n04-p227.pdf

If Correlation equals causation, corn could be it!

In Europe, Asia, the Southern Cone corn is considered animal feed and is seldom on the menu. In North and Central America and Africa, it's a daily staple...

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1   errc (19/19 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 12:40am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

More specifically, id imagine its the sugars from corn HFCS here in the SAD-lands. Sugar is the gateway drug, it primes our young for the litany of addictions they are faced with as they grow older.

2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   2012 Dec 27, 1:40am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

errc says

Sugar is the gateway drug

How? This established in scientific literature you can point us to?

3   errc (19/19 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 1:53am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

They suggest that sweet-eating children don't learn to defer gratification and carry impulsive behaviors into adulthood. They also speculate that big candy eaters are also more likely to eat additive-laden food--which some researchers claim has adverse behavioral effects throughout life.

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2009/10/01-03.html

4   Tenpoundbass (104/104 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 3:29am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

thunderlips11 says

In Europe, Asia, the Southern Cone corn is considered animal feed and is seldom on the menu. In North and Central America and Africa, it's a daily staple...

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5   bob2356 (59/60 = 98% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 3:49am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

errc says

They suggest that sweet-eating children don't learn to defer gratification and carry impulsive behaviors into adulthood. They also speculate that big candy eaters are also more likely to eat additive-laden food--which some researchers claim has adverse behavioral effects throughout life.

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2009/10/01-03.html

Yes and the article says they are also lower educated, which means poorer. Poverty and violence have always been correlated. So which factor is primary and how do you choose? Things are never as simple as a single soundbite.

thunderlips11 says

Wild Study looking at the effects of a Corn-based diet and violence; Societies that eat more maize have more violence:

This is from 1978 based on 1972 data for christ sakes. WTF? Surely there must be more recent research. Sounds like publish or perish to me. You must have been really, really bored over Christmas to come up with this one.

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