This is why my generation is tired of everything. Big business. Politics. The "Corn Lobby"? Yes Farmers are super important, and it's also important for the price for their product and work is lucrative and worth them doing the job. That said, the Corn Lobby? Big Corn? I mean yikes. Yes, High Fructose Corn Syrup is not good for you. Most artificial sweeteners aren't. See this article from the Mayo Clinic if up want more info on that. WHY do I have to put up with money hungry lobbyists attacking any company for not using their product, or trying to say its healthier because they don't.
I already have to deal with the National Rifle Association if I want to advocate for common sense gun laws that most Americans support . I have to deal with the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America when I want common sense restrictions on synthetic opioids that killed over 28,000 people in 2017, and that number is only going up. AND NOW, now I have to deal with the freaking Corn Lobby being pissed that people are being told that something that isn't healthy for you isn't in Bud Light.
Good. Freaking. Grief.
This is the fatigue that sets in with the system. This is why my generation is pissed. This is why the whole country is pissed. Just money and false messages getting CRAMMED down our gullet until you are choking on lobbyists and false information. You cant trust an ad you see, you can't trust studies you see, you can't even trust the people who you elect to represent you in this whole freaking mess. The only thing you know for sure is that everyone is trying to get theirs and they don't give a hot damn what they do to you to get it.
What do we do about it? I don't know. I wish I did. Restrict the money they can give or access "Lobbyists" have? Well it's a good idea in theory but money is like water, it'll find it's way through to the people willing to take the poison if it's legal or not. Furthermore, "Big Corn" wasn't even in a political realm, they just SENT A TWEET saying hey we're down the road and we're both trying to make stupid amounts of money and Anheuser - Busch came back on their knees graveling. It normally happens in board rooms and conference calls, "Don't mess with us, and we wont tell everyone 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults is caused by excessive alcohol consumption " and instead this time the whole world got to see it happen on twitter. Humiliating. Insulting to our intelligence, and a perfect snapshot of how things work.
So, I guess I just wanted you to know; if you're just a normal person out there, working hard for almost no money. Trying to pay these greedy money hungry people who want to take advantage of the fact you need a car, and a house, and your health: You're not alone in your frustration. In fact I think WE are most of America. We just have to figure out how to stop getting played.