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  •  That graphic is meaningless (6+ / 0-)

    It was prepared by someone with minimal, at best, knowledge of what they were writing.

    Nutritional analysis of corn?  Virtually all of the measurements appear to be of soil, not corn.

    Cation exchange capacity is a property of soils not corn.

    % organic matter 1-2%?  What is the rest, ash and water?  Typical ag soil organic matter can range from zero to a few percent.  Corn would be nearly all organic matter.

    The nutritional measure of energy is calories or kilocalories, not ergs.

    Brix = measure of sugar content of a solution it does not equal a "quality measurement."

    Anaerobic biology, chemical content, aerobic biology are  meaningless with respect to the nutritional content of corn.

    This table is beyond worthless...  In a true nutritional analysis of corn any differences between the GMO and non-GMO would be small and within the natural variation between different varieties, different soils, different management practices, etc.  This is why it is extremely difficult to show a nutritional difference between organic and conventional produce.

    -4.9, -5.7. Hominem unius libri timeo (I fear the man of one book) - Saint Thomas Aquinas

    by envwq on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 05:28:28 PM PDT

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