Where Did Corn Originally Come From?


With no records of corn being grown or eaten in England before 1942 when Columbus discovered America, it is believed that corn was only grown in the Americas. It is believed that Indians first grew corn in the highlands of Mexico and, as they migrated, took the corn with them. After the discovery of the Americas, Columbus took corn back to Europe with him and the new settlers were taught to plant and grow corn from the Indian natives.
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The first record of people farming corn was around 7,500 BC in Mexico. Before this it grew wild, but it was little more than wild grass before humans domesticated it. You can find more information at www.historyforkids.org
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