Man invented grain farming about 10,000 years ago. Life became easier and the world’s population grew rapidly. Grain became the “staff of life.” Over time, grain-farming techniques improved. In the past 200 years grain production soared due to improved plant varieties, fertilization, pesticides, mechanization, and government subsidies.
Since our country is so “advanced” and has converted its best grasslands into grain farms, it produces huge grain surpluses. As a result, grain is cheap. This has motivated food processors to use grain as a filler t cheapen the cost of their processed foods (soft and fruit drinks, ice cream, applesauce, ketchup, candies, soups, syrups, salad dressings, and condiments of all kinds—the list of “foods” is nearly endless).