Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland eBook

Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland eBook ´ Maize: How Corn MOBI ô How Corn Shaped the PDF/EPUB or Maize: How Corn Shaped the Kindle - How Corn Kindle Ð Midwest Maize: ePUB É Food historian Cynthia Clampitt pens the epic story of what happened when Mesoamerican farmers bred a nondescript grass into a staff of life so prolific, so protean, that it represent. Food historian Cynthia Clampitt pens the epic story of what happened when Mesoamerican farmers bred a nondescript grass into a staff of life so prolific, so protean, that it represents nothing less than one of humankind s greatest achievements Blending history with expert reportage, she traces the disparate threads that have woven corn into the fabric of our diet, politics, economy, science, and cuisine At the same time she explores its future as a source of energy and the foundation of seemingly limitless green technologies The result is a bourbon to biofuels portrait of the astonishing plant that sustains the world