Autochthonous Corn from Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Autochthonous Corn from Guatemala

While watching an episode of TED Lessons Worth Sharing I learned that «… Corn currently accounts for more than one tenth of our global crop production. And over 99% of cultivated corn is the exact same type: Yellow Dent #2. This means that humans grow more Yellow Dent #2 than any other plant on the planet.» Well, I don’t think that’s true in Guatemala; especially corn grown by the Maya people. We still appreciate the autochthonous corn which comes in white, yellow, red and black with its non-uniform kernels.

The photograph above was taken at the mercado of Santa María de Jesús and the corn came from the local fields around the town.

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