People are going crazy over this new way to have corn in Mexico. The natives are very superstitious. “We are the children of corn. It’s our life, and we need to protect it,” said Jose Velasaco, a corn producer in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, where he grows two native varieties. According to Mayan legend, the gods created humans from corn. The plant is still used in some religious rituals. This controversy with all its religious karma belongs in a Spielberg movie staring Nicholas Cage with the wrath of God coming out of a corn field parting the stalks and bringing a flood. Oh that is something like another movie.
Protests have been staged across Mexico, and a coalition of 300 groups has led a campaign called “Sin maiz no hay pais,” or “Without corn there is no country.” Did the scientists have to put this test tube stuff in Mexico and get those people so mad? They don’t have much. Don’t mess with their worshiped corn!!