Corn is everywhere! Products made from corn are all around us. The glue used in your classroom, the chewing gum you aren't supposed to have in your classroom, and even the paper you write on are all made from corn.
Here's how it all starts. After corn is harvested, it's taken to the processing plant where it is soaked and ground, spun and separated into starch, protein, hulls, and gluten. These raw products are then sold to other industries that make everything from antibiotics to paint.
The Iowa Economic Development Council has asked you to assist in telling the story, "From Field to Your Table". Your project will showcase the importance of corn production in everyone's lives.
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