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Corn: six thousand years ago early farmers in the Americas turn a weed into a cereal that produces more calories per acre than any other – with almost twice as many genes as a human being. Mankind: The Story of All of Us VII: New World, History 2012
A crop they have never seen before – corn. Mankind: The Story of All of Us VIII: Treasure
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight David Eisenhower
Never thrust your sickle into another’s corn. Publilius Syrus
A Japanese scientist had invented a process that turns corn into a cheap sweetener. By the 1980s high fructose corn syrup would become the number one substitute for sugar. Jacques Peretti, The Men Who Made Us Fat I, BBC 2012
Corn syrup: its greatest impact was when it was put into soft drinks. ibid.
In 1994 the figures showed a frightening increase in people’s weight at the very time that Corn syrup in America’s food and drinks had spiralled out of control. ibid.