Maize: The Heartland's Corn
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Our program features: Amy Wertheim, a family farmer who outlines how corn farming has changed over the last 50 years; Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., tells how corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup differs; Colleen Taylor Sen, Ph.D. introduces the new book she co-edited: The Encyclopedia of Chicago Food; and Robert Launay, Ph.D., a Northwestern University anthropologist speaks on French explorers first glimpses of corn.