I find it interesting that the folks who scream “science denier!” if you question government policy are the same people terrified of herbicides, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, city water with fluoride and chorine, robots and “GMO corn”. For a crash course in science ignorance, ask a GMO opponent if they think a steer fed GMO corn needs to be labeled as GMO beef, and then ask for an explanation. Of course their answer will be it doesn’t matter because they’re vegan.
It was expected behavior in the 1960s that when people went shopping for corn on the cob (only available during harvest season), buyers would pull back the husk on each ear to inspect it. I’m confident at least a few here still do 😉 The reason was there might be insect damage or part of the ear not pollinated or the corn was picked too early. These days, that is mostly a wasted effort. Every ear is fully developed with perfectly aligned rows and every kernel pollinated.
I just had 4 great ears of corn – of all places from Aldi for $1.29 for 4 ears. These are the ears that come in a tray wrapped in plastic with a portion of the husk removed. Probably, the container is filled with nitrogen to prevent oxidation. This corn allegedly was grown in North Carolina and had been in my refrigerator for two days. My expectations were quite low. My father had an opinion that the sign of great corn was it didn’t need butter.
This is prime corn picking season. What is your experience?