How This Global Crop is Going Local

Maize, known as corn in North America, is an important crop to local economies and individual farmers around the world. This remarkable plant is also helping modern agriculture conserve energy across the globe.
Aug 29, 2017 2:40 PM ET
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There was a time, not long ago, when countries like Nepal could only turn to South America for maize. Shipping containers filled with this crop would leave the port city of Sao Paulo and begin the over 9,000-mile journey to central Asia. As one would imagine, this lengthy journey across two oceans and around the continent of Africa leads to a sizable carbon footprint. Nepal serves as an example of how growing closer, can help modern agriculture make progress in conserving energy—but how?

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