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Is corn man made?


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August 26, 2010 10:13PM

Well, genetically, yes. But technically, no. Corn is still a grass plant that has been bred and selected from the original native Mexican grass plant Teosinte, to have larger seeds, a husk surrounding those seeds on a cob, a more upright plant for easier harvesting, and to make the seeds unshatterable for easier harvesting, among other reasons. Humans cannot make plants like Mother Nature can, so, in a way, corn is and isn't man-made.