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Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Jul 22, 2015 09:51 AM CDT

Where I live, and probably where most of the readers of this column live, corn doesn't seem like something that needs to be defended. It just exists, fields upon fields of it, stretching for miles and forming a ubiquitous deep-green background to the daily lives of rural Americans.

But in last Sunday's Washington Post, food columnist Tamar Haspel wrote a piece titled, "In defense of corn, the world's most important food crop." She acknowledged that, "The arguments about every aspect of industrialized agriculture are always going to play out over corn, for the simple reason that it's the most widely ...

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