Trace the 9,000 year old history of the domestication of corn, or maize, and its effects on global agriculture.
Corn currently accounts for more than one tenth of our global crop production. And over 99% of cultivated corn is the exact same type: Yellow Dent #2. This means that humans grow more Yellow Dent #2 than any other plant on the planet. So how did this single variety of this single plant become the biggest success story in agricultural history? Chris Kniesly investigates the rise of this wonder-crop.
Lesson by Chris A. Kniesly, directed by Artrake Studio.
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