Corn is also a crop of great importance in the United States. Farmers have grown so much of it in the past and in the present that we have a surplus of it. Corn byproducts have shown up in many of the foods we consume today. Corn oil, corn syrup, and corn starch, can be found in most processed foods we buy. Here is a partial list of foods that have some type of corn in them:
The U.S. government gives corn away as food aid to foreign countries. The surplus has also prompted the government to pay farmers
to grow it. So, it's no surprise to learn that it is of great importance to the diet of Latin America and the world in general.