Yesterday, I was at my uncle and aunt's house when I mentioned that I had recently seen King Corn on PBS, and how it had reminded me how much corn is in all the foods we consume.
My twelve year-old cousin was fascinated. "Is there really corn in everything?" he asked.
"Not everything," I responded. But there's certainly corn in most drinks, processed foods and snacks.
Intrigued, he started looking at the labels of all the food in the kitchen. Gummy Vites had corn syrup. So did Gatorade. Crackers had corn starch. Indeed, corn seemed to abound throughout the kitchen.
Finally my cousin said to me triumphantly, "Arduous! Arduous! This doesn't have any corn in it!!"
He was holding a bottle of water.
3 weeks ago