It’s said that about 86% of US corn is genetically modified. At least there’s still some non-GMO corn left available. There’s also some news that demand for conventional corn seeds is rising. So hopefully in the near future there’ll be safer options for corn.
Corn is an excellent staple food. Just ask the Native Americans who have been consuming it as such since prehistoric times. It is also one of the more flexible grain crops, able to grow in most types of climate. This is why corn was so easily spread into other parts of the world by the European explorers who first encountered it in the Americas.
While conventional corn varieties are safer than those that have been genetically modified, there are still a few health risks that need to be considered. Continue reading and learn the pros and cons of non-GMO corn (and be sure to also check out recommended soak times for beans, grains, legumes, nuts and rice). Continue reading