The Ed Show | February 07, 2013
>>> and we are back. earlier this week we highlighted chrysler's great super bowl ad praising the american family farm. however, we did bring attention to the fact that the family farm is struggling while agri-business, big agri-business is thriving in america. now the website funnyordie.com has parodied the commercial and made it slightly more accurate. take a look.
>> and on the eighth day god looked down on his planned paradise and said, i need a caretaker. so god made a farmer. and back when america was founded, 90% of the population were farmers. but now it's less than 1%. so god made a factory farm . and then god wanted to maximize yield. so god made pesticides and herbicides and genetically modified seeds that are resistant to those chemicals. and god let monsanto patent those seeds. and god said, sometimes agri-business grows crops that no one needs, but they still want to get paid. so got made farm subsidies . and then god noticed, hmm, there sure is a massive corn surplus out there. so god made high fructose corn syrup . and god said, well, now we've got to do something with all this corn syrup . so god made mountain dew . and cookie crisp and gushers. and then god said, okay, now it just seems like americans aren't willing to do farm labor anymore. so god made mexicans.
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