Corn is a major crop grown in the US. Corn is added to multiple food products in the US and refined and concentrated into high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and now used as an inexpensive sweetener. HFCS has also been linked with weight gain, blood glucose dysregulation and higher triglycerides. Thus, this increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease. So why is the government subsidizing it? Should the US government play a larger role in the health of its citizens and should food be more for health than profit?