CORN / MAIZE
Corn or Maize is a grass domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times.
Maize, also known as corn, is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The leafy stalk of the plant produces pollen inflorescences and separate ovuliferous inflorescences called ears that yield kernels or seeds.
Corn can be used for food as corn flour, cornmeal, hominy, grits or sweet corn. It can be used as animal feed to help fatten our hogs, chickens and cattle . And it can be turned into ethanol, high-fructose corn syrup or even bio-based plastics . No wonder we sell so much of the stuff .