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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 04:26 AM

Source of Original Popcorn Rescued from Extinction in Mexico

Source of Original Popcorn Rescued from Extinction in Mexico
Caracas,
Wednesday
June 29,2016



MEXICO CITY – The original popcorn, made from the first kinds of maize whose kernels puffed up when put to the fire, originated in Mexico and is in danger of extinction, something entrepreneur Rafael Mier is fighting to prevent with an agricultural project based on a heritage seed bank.

Of the eight types of maize from which popcorn is made, only 514.9 hectares (1,271 acres) of crops remain on their native soil in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, according to the Agriculture, Stockraising, Rural Development, Fishing and Food Secretariat, or Sagarpa

Mier, a conservationist of maize native to Mexico, several months ago came up with the idea of preserving Tolucan maize, one of the eight kinds that are almost gone.

“My interest is that we begin to sow this maize, to begin to see which seeds are still viable, to make sure our genetic diversity isn’t stored in a refrigerator,” he said. Less than two hectares (4 acres) cultivated by Mier near Valle de Bravo, at an altitude of some 2,400 meters (7,700 feet) in the mountains and 136 kilometers (85 miles) west of Mexico City, could be the last vestige of Tolucan popcorn maize.

Originally from the uplands of Toluca, capital of Mexico state, this maize is found at more than 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) above sea level.

More:
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2415273&CategoryId=14091

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Estado de Mexico, Toluca, Calixtlahuaca



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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:35 AM

1. Celebrate it correctly when you do.








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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:36 AM

2. Great. I wonder how it tastes. Maybe we will gat a chance someday.

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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:53 AM

3. monSATAN isn't going to like this

 

They want a GMO corn monopoly around the world

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