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Earl Butz, Who Blessed Us With Abundance of HFCS, Dies

The man responsible for offending Catholics, Jews, and black people is also responsible for the onslaught of subsidies that eventually brought us high fructose corn syrup.  He was hailed as a hero for this by farmers and in Washington.  The rest of us kind of curse the day he walked into Washington and into public life.  Apparently high fructose corn syrup was his crowning glory in his quest for producing "cheap food." Sadly, he has passed away at age 98.  He led a long life of offending people left and right and not knowing when to keep his mouth shut, according to his obituary (found here).  Earl Butz - Would this website need exist if it hadn't been for him? … [Read more...]