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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!

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    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.

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

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    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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    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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    Quote 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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by loafingcactus View Post
    Ya, where do you get nonGMO corn? And I wouldn't call any sweet corn "nonGMO" since it was created in a radiation experiment.
    Radiation experiment? You're kidding, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loafingcactus View Post
    Ya, where do you get nonGMO corn? And I wouldn't call any sweet corn "nonGMO" since it was created in a radiation experiment.
    Quote Originally Posted by mike View Post
    Radiation experiment? You're kidding, right?
    this is incorrect, internet fear-mongering.

    when geo washington's troops were doing a bit of scorched earth to burn out the iroquois, they discovered a cache of super-sweet corn. this became the favored corn crop for whites in a very short time.

    History Of Sweet Corn | The Braiser
    correction here:

    New York Times says Breeding

    [Addendum: As noted in the comments, a correction ran after this Times story was published. Apparently super-sweet corn was not born of a mutation induced by radiation, as originally stated. Here's the Times correction that ran on May 28th:

    "This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
    An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to the origins of
    super-sweet corn. The corn was the result of a natural, spontaneous mutation,
    not one artificially induced through radiation."]
    - See more at: New York Times says Breeding
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loafingcactus View Post
    Ya, where do you get nonGMO corn? And I wouldn't call any sweet corn "nonGMO" since it was created in a radiation experiment.
    Anything that is certified organic is non-gmo. I get the frozen organic corn tortillas from Whole Foods and Bob's Red Mill Organic Corn grits now and then. Don't know how easy it is to get your hands on fresh organic corn on the cob.
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