Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ethanol, Corn and Corn Candy

The air is leaking from the ethanol bubble, but Monsanto is forging ahead with seed production, Forbes magazine tells us.

OK, I hear you: can't you lighten up this blog?

Well, how about this segue way?

Q. How many actual corn kernels does it take to make the corn syrup in a single kernel of candy corn.

A. Three.

Q. What is the ratio of the calories in that candy-corn kernel to the calories in a real corn kernel?

A. 8:1.

Happy early Halloween.

(Diet crushing information courtesy of the Harper's Index, October, 2007)

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