What Ancient Farmers Had Right About Corn That We Ignore | WIRED


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Maize is one of the most widely grown grains in the world. The way that much of it is processed has contributed to making millions of people sick over the past 500 years. Dr. Bill Schindler talks about how our modern approach to corn prioritizes convenience and profit over safety and nutrition. Early farmers discovered a process called nixtamalization that allows the human body access to corn’s nutrition, but many of the modern ways that corn is delivered to us skips this process.

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What Ancient Farmers Had Right About Corn That We Ignore | WIRED

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