But is it all that good for you?
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There are many corn myths out there that have convinced people that it’s better to just avoid it.
But here are some real truths about corn:
1. Isn’t sweet corn genetically modified (GMO)?
Many people confuse the vegetable they buy to eat with “field corn,” the virtually-inedible commodity crop used to make everything from livestock feed to ethanol to high-fructose corn syrup. While most field corn is genetically modified, most of the corn at the grocery store is not. Last year, 3 to 4% of the sweet corn grown in the U.S. was genetically modified.
2. Corn is too sugary and can make you fat.