Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland (Heartland by Cynthia Clampitt

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By Cynthia Clampitt

Food historian Cynthia Clampitt pens the epic tale of what occurred whilst Mesoamerican farmers bred a nondescript grass right into a employees of existence so prolific, so protean, that it represents not anything lower than one in all humankind's maximum achievements. mixing heritage with professional reportage, she strains the disparate threads that experience woven corn into the material of our vitamin, politics, economic climate, technological know-how, and delicacies. even as she explores its destiny as a resource of strength and the basis of possible unlimited eco-friendly applied sciences. the result's a bourbon-to-biofuels portrait of the miraculous plant that sustains the world.

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