Corn on the Cob-Sweet Corn Vs. Field Corn

🇺🇸4th of July BBQ 🎇- Corn on the cob
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Why NON organic? Especially, if 92% of our corn crops in America are GMO and pesticide sprayed? (Center of Food Safety).
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According to the Environmental Working Group, corn on the cob is “sweet corn.” The corn used for high fructose corn syrup, corn starch, corn oil, maltodextrin, ethanol for fuel, etc is “field corn.” The “field corn” is the 92% GMO glyphosate sprayed crop. 👎🏻. The field corn is what is used in so many of our processed foods. That’s why I always suggest buying ORGANIC for the processed food items with corn (field corn) in it.
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“Sweet corn” (corn on the cob) is on the EWGs list of Clean 15 produce, meaning these produce items are the ones with the least amount of pesticide residue when tested. Therefore, the ones you shouldn’t worry about buying organic IF on a budget. So enjoy those corn on the cob at your July 4th BBQ!
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Just FYI...sweet corn represents less than 1% of all the corn crops. And according to the USDA last year, the US produced 820 billion pounds of corn. Less than 10% of that 1% sweet corn are now gmo sweet corn. So it’s not a huge percentage, but it’s always best to know who you’re buying your corn from or to look for a non gmo or organic label.
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And sweet corn actually has good amounts of fiber, antioxidants, potassium, folate, niacin, and lots of B vitamins.