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    The History of Corn

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    encounter with the “New World,” corn played a central role in both the lives and diets of Native Americans. Numerous religious rituals and beliefs revolved around corn. Still today, corn continues to be a constant presence in the lives and diets of all Americans. Corn touches us in ways we might not even realize. Most of us eat corn everyday whether we consume corn in its natural form or in meats, soft drinks, or sweets. From thousands of years ago to the present day, corn has sustained and continues

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    Corn and Pellagra

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    Corn and Pellagra Corn is a food eaten throughout the world. It is easy to produce and cheap so that in the past it has composed a large part of the diet of the poor who could not afford other foods. The consumption of corn as ones main food source can cause health problems due to a deficiency of the B vitamin niacin that if not treated can lead to insanity and even death. This paper will attempt to present a brief history of pellagra, concentrating primarily on the twentieth century American

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    Pros And Cons Of Corn

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    This highly influential and informational documentary about corn is told and experienced by two college friends Ian and Curt. These two best friends move from the east coast straight to the heart of their food’s location, the Midwest. Through the help from helpful neighbors and genetically engineered seeds they plant and produce their own crop of corn on just one acre of Iowa soil. After their attempt to follow their corn into the food system of America they wonder about the food we eat and how

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    The Corn Laws Debate

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    The Corn Laws debate was very controversial during the Industrial Revolution, because at that time there was the transition from what it was the mercantilism era to the liberal ideas and views towards the economy structure. The Corn Laws issue was that it had restricted agricultural imports (Cohn, pp. 7). This law illustrates the conflict between mercantilism and liberal economic ideologies; unlike liberal economic views, the Corn Laws under mercantilism favored the large landowners while being

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    The Rise of Mexican Corn Production in the Face of Cheap Imports Mexico has completed sweeping changes in its economy and trade relations with the rest of the world. NAFTA is both a symbol and a means to insure the changes remain permanent. Mexico had hoped to generate economic growth through increasing trade with the United States. Economists expect there will be winners and losers when trade develops. Corn producers were expected to be one of the losing sectors. The NAFTA agreement was

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    Effects of Corn Monoculture on Soils: Models for Change in American Agriculture According to writer and environmentalist Vandana Shiva, "the crucial characteristic of monocultures is that they do not merely displace alternatives, they destroy their own basis"(1993, p.50). If the self-destruction of a monoculture is really so simple, it seems that continuous cropping agriculture should long have been abandoned for a more suitable method. Unfortunately, the problem is far more complex. This paper

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    Beer and Corn Flakes

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    There are many obstacles that one must overcome in order to achieve one’s goals and overall success. We are born to make mistakes; and whether one chooses to rectify those mistakes, and ultimately learn from them, is up to that individual. When I was sixteen, I made a life altering decision which luckily, I was able to overcome and learn from; I was arrested at a party for underage consumption. Although the party left some very fond memories ingrained in my brain, the actual moment when I got arrested

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    One of the almost romantically intimate experiences that I shared with my grandmother as a child was the ecstasy of eating corn dogs. And it was with surprising frequency, at least during summer months, that I joined in her unmitigated, uncomplicated zeal for her favorite food. Forget the old saw about permissive grandmothers filling their grandchildren with tasty fried treats. My grandmother wanted the corndogs for herself, and it was the privilege of her favor that I was allowed to go along with

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    Genetic Observations Through The Studies of Hybrid Corn, Single Gene Human Traits, and Fruit Flies The basic foundation of modern genetics was led by Gregor Mendel (Corcos, 1993). Mendel was not the first to experiment with heredity, and our Lyman Briggs biology class will not be the last to deal with genetics. Genetics is the science of heredity. In our lab, we had three main objectives. First, we evaluated our data on monohybrid and dihybrid corn cross seed counts against Mendel’s theoretical expectations

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    Corn Corruption Getter

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    Topic: What corn syrup does to our body Specific Purpose: To aware my audience how dangerous corn syrup is Central Idea: How much corn syrup has expanded & how much it affected our society INTRODUCTION Attention getter: Have you ever eaten before and still felt hungry? Audience Motivation: In this presentation you will gain knowledge on what you are eating and why the fast food industry is hiding it from you Credibility: The reason I picked this topic is because when I was in high school I had a

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