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  • Wow! GMO vs non-GMO corn

    So I've added corn back into my diet as a healthy carb source since I am able to tolerate it without any problem, I love the taste, and I am able to get non-GMO corn (aka corn like the Native Americans would have eaten). Anyway, for the heck of it I wanted to see what the difference in nutritional value between non-GMO and GMO corn was, and I was astonished! Here is a good link for those of you interested.
    Stunning Corn Comparison: GMO versus NON GMO - Moms Across America

    By the way, do any of you guys eat corn, in any of its forms? I personally love shrimp N grits, but nothing beats a nice ear of sweet silver queen corn. Mmmm!

    Thoughts?

  • #2
    local corn season is just staring and i have access to the good stuff too so, yes, will have a few ears with my lobsters over the next month or so. excellent vehicle for butter.
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

    – Ernest Hemingway

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    • #3
      Oh yea, especially some nice grilled corn with a chipotle lime crema.

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      • #4
        I don't eat it. I liked it as a child, but as my taste for sweets diminished, so did my taste for corn. Add to that the fact that it is has become ubiquitous in the food supply (feed for CAFO animals, HFCS, corn and veg oils), that it's not all that nutritious, and that it's a grain, and I see no reason to seek it out.

        That said, if I liked it, and I had an organic source that I trusted, I might use it in things like crawfish boils, etc.
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        • #5
          I actually didn't even know there was such a thing as "non-GMO corn" anymore.

          But how would I know??? Nobody LABELS IT FOR ME!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
            I actually didn't even know there was such a thing as "non-GMO corn" anymore.

            But how would I know??? Nobody LABELS IT FOR ME!!!
            This x1000 squared.
            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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            • #7
              Ya, where do you get nonGMO corn? And I wouldn't call any sweet corn "nonGMO" since it was created in a radiation experiment.
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              • #8
                I get non-gmo tortillas and chips. they are delicious. My ancestors lived on corn (native americans) so its good enough for me.

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                • #9
                  Interesting link Elfman, thanks!
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                  • #10
                    I don't eat corn or corn derivatives. Too paranoid. Afraid that even supposedly non-GMO corn is contaminated with the transgene. Breast cancer. Not worth it.

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                    • #11
                      Once a year, once locally famous corn ripens (which is ~September here) I boil a couple of cobs for each of us. My folks eat popcorn once in a while (air-popped, organic, presumably non GMO). I would rather have buckwheat, millet or beans if I decided to eat grains/legumes. Overall though, I find I just don't enjoy corn so much. Used to like corn on the cob and popcorn.
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                      • #12
                        Can someone interpret the results of the study? The first line of the table says:

                        Available Energy (ERGS) 100 (GMO) 340000 (non-GMO)

                        There is a footnote that says ERGS means energy given off per gram per second. It seemed kind of odd that there would be such a big difference in energy from corn. So I looked up ERGS which means energy released per gram of soil, measured as gram/sec.

                        That makes more sense, right? Organic growing techniques non-GMO crops put back more nutrients into the soil, so there is more energy in non-GMO soil? But the owner of the blog insists that these are measurements from corn, not soil. She's deleted any comments disagreeing with her, and left all her rants up.

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                        • #13
                          I get mine from a local farmer. She grows silver queen and when I say 'sweet' I don't mean the same sweetness as your typical grocery store corn. I guess a better word is "earthy" or something actually. Hard to describe, but I know it isn't bad for me so I'm gonna enjoy it. Can't be paranoid about everything, right?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by diene View Post
                            I don't eat corn or corn derivatives. Too paranoid. Afraid that even supposedly non-GMO corn is contaminated with the transgene. Breast cancer. Not worth it.

                            i refuse to be afraid of my food. i don't eat processed, bagged, boxed food, or anything that comes from big ag.

                            we have a few local, organic farmers who still grow "native" corn and i have a few ears per summer. (although i passed it up this weekend since i am going into a serious ketogenic period.)
                            Last edited by noodletoy; 07-21-2013, 04:11 PM.
                            As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                            – Ernest Hemingway

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                            • #15
                              Interesting interview with the farmer. But those 'Mothers' are a disaster as interviewers. I'll never eat corn again, of any kind, in this country.
                              "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

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