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with net usage ~22%. In 2005 ethanol accounted for ~15% of the
overall corn consumption. (Million Bushels)
overall Seed 20
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6000 It take 3.6 pounds of grain to grow a It take pound of beef (live weightincludes bone, fat, etc.). Most other meats fare a bit better. Pork requires about 3.5 pounds while chickens gobble down about 3 pounds of feed per pound of meat produced. Fish (farmed salmon), the most efficient of the bunch, requires 1.2 pounds of feed for every pound of fish. Another source It takes 7 lb. of corn to It takes produce 1 lb. of beef, 6.5 lb. to produce 1 lb. of pork, 2.6 to produce 1 lb. of chicken. Number of people whose caloric needs can be Number of people whose caloric needs can be met on 2.5 acres of land for the following foods : Beef
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17 The endosperm accounts for about 82 % of the
kernel’s dry weight and is the source of energy
(starch) and protein for the germinating seed.
Starch is the most widely used part of the kernel
and is used as a starch in foods—or as the key
component in fuel, sweeteners, bioplastics and
The pericarp is the outer covering that protects the
kernel and preserves the nutrient value inside. It
resists water and water vapor—and is undesirable
to insects and microorganisms. The germ is the only living part of the corn kernel.
The germ contains the essential genetic information,
enzymes, vitamins and minerals for the kernel to
grow into a corn plant. About 25 % of the germ is
corn oil—the most valuable part of the kernel, which
is high in polyunsaturated fats and has a mild taste.
The tip cap is the attachment point of the kernel to the cob,
through which water and nutrients flow—and is the only area of
the kernel not covered by the pericarp.
the Each corn kernel contains four major Each corn...
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