James Landreth wrote:Hi everyone,
I know a few local grain farmers. ....is it ok for people to eat also?
Brad Mayeux wrote:I would never do it.
no telling the pesticides and herbicides used...
those laws are radically different for human and for feed.
not to mention GMO, higher use of roundup etc...
if you do it, let us know in a few months if you survived.
Thekla McDaniels wrote: Long after we had the modern sweet corn, my Dad (growing sweet corn) would insist that the pot of water be boiling BEFORE he went out to pick the corn on the cob. When he was a child (born 1922) that was how a person had sweet corn, if they picked it and did not boil/blanch it immediately, the living plant part consumed the sugar present in the kernels.
John Weiland wrote: From some past experience with barley, much of the barley that is grown that does not meet that quality requirements of the malting industry gets downgraded and goes into livestock feed.....so *that* is the dividing line, although probably not the only dividing line.