7 Nov 2015

A 9000 year history of corn

From This Way Up, 1:25 pm on 7 November 2015

Corn Photo: Creative Commons: Miguel Vieira, 2011

Anthropologist Michael Blake charts the 9000 year story of corn in his book 'Maize For The Gods' (University of California Press).  From its earliest days in ancient Mexico and Mesoamerica to the feedlots, biofuels and canned creamed corn of today, how corn has become the world's most productive crop.