Saturday, November 24, 2007

Corn: The Modern Marvel

With 500 channels on cable sometimes it's hard to find anything worth watching.

But this week, the History Channel has shown a very good segment on corn with its Modern Marvels show. It's worth watching with the entire family.

Modern Marvels : Corn Airs on Saturday November 24 07:00 PM

Why is corn the largest agricultural crop in the world? Corn has fed the masses from ancient times to this day. Corn is not only a vegetable and a cereal grain; it is a commodity as well. Visit Lakeside Foods in Reedsburg, Wisconsin and see how tons of corn are harvested and canned within hours. Then it's off to VeraSun Energy in Charles City, Iowa, to discover how corn is converted into fuel. Take a look to our past and you will understand that without corn we probably wouldn't be here.
While we're at it, we should mention the History Channel's Great American History Quiz: The Corn Palace with Bob Villa. This short online segment profiles the history of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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