Biologists, psychologists and others have helped us to understand the touchy subject we so desperately avoided discussing with our parents. Isabella Rossellini entertainingly helped us learn about the sexual nature of insects. Science classes explained how bacteria reproduce. Nature programs on television gave us a look at reproductive tendencies of unusual animals like elephants and zebras. But what about plants? The closest look many people have had at the sexual side of plants has been the artwork of Georgia O'Keefe. Suggestive, but not educational.
To rectify this situation let's take a look at America's number one agricultural product: corn. According to USDA figures, more than 88 million acres have been planted with corn in the last year, resulting in more than 12.4 billion bushels. Per the Farm Bill, 28 cents of taxpayer money is paid to the farmer for every bushel, which helps him sell that entire bushel at the lowRead More »from How Climate Change is Impacting The Corn We Eat