Re: R: Optimal Eating (Herbivors and Veganing)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Nov 01 2000 - 15:41:29 MST

Corn as we are dicussing is Maize, which was developed from crossbreeding a
teosinte variant with some other plants (which are all exclusive to the New
World). The large ear maize we think of now is largely the result of
manipulation by europeans since they arrived in the new world.

scerir wrote:
> Michael Wiik asked:
> I'm no agricultural history expert, but weren't there corn riots in
> ancient Rome?
> I do not know. But Ceres gave the corn to the Greeks
> and Isis to the Egyptians. In Merkenstrein (Austria)
> somebody found a very old wheat: 14.000 a.C.
> scerir

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