Corn, a staple on your Thanksgiving table, on date night at the movies, or in your glass as whiskey; it “pops” up in more places in your life than you may realize. Currently, this crop is at the center of a massive multi-state litigation affecting farmers near and far. Let’s dive deeper and get to know the star of the Syngenta® corn case with these interesting and lesser-known facts about corn, America’s top field crop.
Corn is an ancient crop. It’s believed to have been first grown around 7,000 years ago in Mexico and Central America. It was present at the first Thanksgiving and Native Americans taught early settlers to grow and harvest corn for its many uses.
A “cob of corn” or “ear of corn” we are so familiar with is actually a part of the flower! While the corn “kernel” is the seed itself.
Over 3,500 uses for corn currently exist. It’s used in alcoholic spirits, penicillin, sugar and glue just to name a few!
One bushel of corn can sweeten about 400 cans of soda.
Corn is complex; it actually contains more genes than human beings.
In early America, corn was so valuable that it was used as “money” to trade for other items such as meats and furs.
Clearly, corn is a staple in our lives and if you’re a corn farmer, exponentially more so. The negligent actions of Syngenta® have not only negatively and directly affected the farmers who grow corn, but the industry as a whole. All who consume corn are affected by the profound impact to the corn market internationally.
Are you a corn farmer? Don’t think you have a case because you did not plant Viptera®? You do! Contact us today and let us fight for you! Call 210-340-9877 today to speak with someone directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.