CEBU, Philippines — The Philippines is known to be an agricultural country. Corn, like rice, has been extensively farmed in the Philippines for centuries. Interestingly enough, corn is not endemic to the country. It comes from Mexico.
What land is corn native to?
Mexico Corn was originally domesticated in Mexico by native peoples by about 9,000 years ago. They used many generations of selective breeding to transform a wild teosinte grass with small grains into the rich source of food that is modern Zea mays.
What is corn Philippines?
Corn is one of the most important staple crops in the Philippines. It ranks second to rice in the utilization of agricultural resources. It is used not only for human consumption but also for animal feeds and industrial uses, hence it is a vital crop in the development of the livestock and manufacturing industries.
Where is corn mainly from?
Corn is grown in most U.S. States, but production is concentrated in the Heartland region (including Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, eastern portions of South Dakota and Nebraska, western Kentucky and Ohio, and the northern two-thirds of Missouri).
Where is corn mostly grown in the Philippines?
Mindanao The upland regions of Mindanao have the most area planted to maize, and the highest production in the Philippines. Maize is also grown in the rainfed lowlands, where it is planted during the dry season after the rice crop has been harvested.
Is maize and corn the same thing?
Corn and maize are simply two different terms used by different regions to describe one of the most versatile and essential grain crops. Corn is mainly used in North America, however in the UK and other parts of the world, maize is more commonly used.
How important is corn to the world?
As the worlds most dominant and productive crop, with extensive areas of land dedicated to global production yields of over 1 billion metric tons, corn is used for a variety of purposes — including animal feed, grain for human consumption, ethanol, as well as for high fructose corn syrup, sweeteners, starch, and for ...
Why is corn unhealthy?
Corn is rich in fiber and plant compounds that may aid digestive and eye health. Yet, its high in starch, can spike blood sugar and may prevent weight loss when consumed in excess. The safety of genetically modified corn may also be a concern. Still, in moderation, corn can be part of a healthy diet.