Corn growers Vs Bud Light

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  1. CYdTracked

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    Screw Bud Light, just serve whiskey! Corn is a main ingredient in whiskey so problem solved ;) I'd rather have a whiskey drink than a domestic piss light beer anyways.
     
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  2. isutrevman

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    From what I understand, corn syrup is worse for you than cane or sugar beet sugar. However, I'm sure you can find scientists/health experts that disagree with this. I tend to agree that it is worse, although both are really bad. Like others have said, by the time you get the finished beer product, I don't think it makes a bit of difference. I think a lot of people are becoming anti corn in general (anti corn syrup, pro grass fed beef, etc.) which is why Bud Light put out that ad, I suppose.
     
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  3. Rabbuk

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    Free beer is the best beer, followed by cold
     
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    Not exactly the same, but I was at a catered meeting hosted by Monsanto (Bayer now) at the Huxley learning center. The crackers that came with the soup had the "Non-GMO Project" label on the package. I made a joke to the Monsanto guy, he was not amused and definitely made call to the catering company.
     
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  5. Bader

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    There is a significant difference between corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. HFCS is the stuff that has replaced cane sugar in most food manufacturing, and takes corn starch and adds fructose to it (thus the HF part). I've never seen beer use HFCS for fermentation
     
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  6. isukendall

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    This whole situation is dumb, from both ends.

    AB was dumb to make it, they should have foreseen that they would alienate corn growers and associated communities, which is a hotbed for consumption of their product.

    Corn growers being butthurt about this is dumb because the impact is negligible. Domestic beer consumers are pretty loyal, and the few people who actually change brands because of this aren't going to affect the market.

    The whole situation is dumb because domestic beer is trash. If you really have to try to sell your trash mass-produced product based on your trash ingredients (or lack of trash ingredients for other trash ingredients, aka rice), you're still selling trash.

    Drink real beer. Who cares.
     
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    What commercials did I miss?
     
  8. GoCubsGo

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    I don't view it as petty at all. AB took an unnecessary swipe at the livelihood of corn growers during the most-watched event of the year.
     
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  9. Doc

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  10. ISUTex

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    Light beer tastes like piss. Corn syrup or no corn syrup.
     
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  11. Cyclone1985

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    BL missed the mark. The intent was for the average joe (not a midwesterner) to assume corn syrup is the same as high-fructose corn syrup, implying Miller and Coors are bad for you. Instead, midwesterners who know the difference, got upset. Am I missing anything?
     
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  12. farminclone

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    The corn growers aren’t upset about this because they think people switching beer brands will impact the market. They are upset with it because the commercial pushes a false narrative that corn syrup is bad for you and products made without corn syrup are superior to those with corn syrup.
     
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  13. cycfan1

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    No its not.

    It got the attention of the uneducated consumer which is a much larger market share than the farm population.
     
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    I mean, I’m sure suburban soccer moms buying beer for their kids will think twice about getting Miller Lite now.
     
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  15. nfrine

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    This will get the corn growers revved up. If you honestly look at gas mileage, overall carbon footprint for production, loss of ground cover, extensive water use for production and extensive government support, I don't see how anyone can continue to support ethanol as a fuel. :eek: Let the arrows fly.
     
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  16. cycfan1

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    Link to government support for ethanol please and thanks.
     
  17. cyfan92

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    Iowa is the first state to vote for presidential nominees. Politicians love to win Iowa. Throw money at those lobby groups gets you support. Support equals votes. Votes equal, well you know.

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/10/21/how-pandering-to-iowas-ethanol-lobby-hurts-america/

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/01/25/fuel-the-corn-lobby-ethanol-mandate-rfs/#70834c5b2db2

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    source: https://www.taxpayer.net/energy-natural-resources/political-footprint-of-the-corn-ethanol-lobby-2015/

    This subsidies create MASSIVE farm operations that kill family farms. I'm stopping here because this could turn political and I'm not interested in that..
     
  18. jcyclonee

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    Suburban soccer moms don't like Miller Lite. They'll give their kids white wine or, if it's beer, some kind of shandy beer for the kids.
     
  19. jcyclonee

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    Remember when Paul McCartney had the dispute with the hog farmers?
     
  20. GoCubsGo

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    Not sure I follow - what subsidies, and how is that linked to killing family farms?
     

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