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Old 09-29-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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grilled corn.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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I mean it's tasty, non-offensive, multiple use, non-divisive food. Corn on the cob, corn pudding, tortillas, cornbread, polenta, popcorn, etc. What a great food huh? Gosh, corn is so good I'm gonna grab me some right now. Don't try and stop me.

I love corn. And all of the food items you mentioned.

Lately, though; I've been afraid of GMOs. So now corn, a food that once all Americans could agree on, is officially a controversial food.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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GMO corn is just fine. By growing GMO corn farmers keep pesticide useage low and non-toxic.
Just the opposite is true. Agrochemical use is on the steady rise. GMO allows farmers to apply obscene amounts of herbicides without killing the crop. It's the main use of GMO technology. So-called "Roundup ready" technology means that a GMO crop is ready to survive in the herbicide saturated environment no traditional crop can survive.

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And FWIW, all corn for human consumption is so far non-GMO. Just some information to think about. BTW, I love me some corn on the cob. One reason to embrace summer.
95% of American corn is GMO, and not only this. Commercial corn varieties for human consumption (GMO or not) are geared towards high sugar content on the expense of protein. They have distinct watery consistency. Try old corn varieties (if you can find those) to see what I'm talking about. It's like Earth and Sky taste and texture wise.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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I love me some High Fructose Corn Syrup!!
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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My family loves corn: Fried Corn, Boiled Corn, Corn Souffle, Niblets, Corn Nuggets, Cornbread, Corn Litebread, Hushpuppies, Grits, even Hominey.

My father in law always like to have fresh fried corn for breakfast when it first started to come in the garden. He would pull some that had barely blistered up and have it for breakfast with his eggs and sausage.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Olathe sweet white corn.

Da bomb! So good.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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I love fried corn and bacon together.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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I know someone who is allergic to corn. We grew it on our property for the first time last year and have never been able to eat store-bought corn on the cob since. I love it...except for Corn Flakes. That is not corn to me. I also use it a lot in my jokes.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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I remember as a child, picking huge ears of corn, only the kind that grows in the Midwest, cooking it, and loading it with real butter. Now, that is a breakfast.

We also grilled it, after leaving it in sugar water for a few hours, and dipping the ears in a vat of melted butter.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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95% of American corn is GMO,
I hate made-up numbers, especially when real numbers are easy to find.

Although the actual percentage of transgenetic corn grown in the US is high, it is not quite that high. USDA figures show that 85% of the 2013 corn crops planted were Herbicide Tolerant (HT) types, while 76% were Insect Resistant (Bt) type. The overlap in percentages is due to "stacking" both qualities in one variety. 71% of the total was stacked, with the balance split between varieties with only one or the other. You can see the spread on the second chart in the report I've linked to below.

But that still leaves 15% of the current US corn crop as being traditional varieties, including all Organic corn.

USDA ERS - Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.: Recent Trends in GE Adoption

Another point of interest, from EatingWell.com, is that only 700,000 acres, about 1% of the US total, is planted in sweet corn, and only 1/3 of that is eaten fresh, while the rest is canned or frozen. 99% of all the corn grown is used for animal feed, or industrial uses like alcohol or corn syrup production.

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