The most important food in the world is not from Canada, it’s from France.
In fact, that’s how the world’s largest producer of corn and soybeans sees it.
“We are the world leader in corn and it’s a good thing for the world.
I think it’s good for the environment,” says Daniel Omidyar, the billionaire founder and chairman of eBay, one of the world ‘s largest online retailers.
“And the corn we grow in the US is a better crop than the corn in Canada, and they produce better for the US than they do for Canada.”
The US is the worlds biggest corn exporter, with $3.3 billion worth of corn produced in the first nine months of this year, and $4.1 billion in 2017, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
“I think the US has a bigger corn crop than Canada,” says Mr Omidymar.
The US corn production was worth $3 billion in 2016, and it grew by almost 50 per cent last year.
The corn that comes from the US and Canada is genetically modified to tolerate being grown in the harsh Canadian weather, which is the opposite of the US, which grows corn with an extremely high temperature tolerance.
It is a major reason why the US corn crop is so different from Canada’s corn crop, says Mr Olum.
It’s a corn that is genetically engineered to tolerate freezing temperatures of -45C (-39F) and the lack of sunlight.
This is the same climate where corn grown in Canada is grown.
“They produce better corn than the Canadians because they have better weather,” says Omido.
It has been the subject of controversy for years because farmers have claimed the US doesn’t grow enough corn in order to feed its population.
“If you’re going to grow corn, you have to feed people,” says Mark DeSimone, a food scientist at Harvard University, who is also the president of the Corn Growers Association of America.
“So, if you don’t grow corn it’s not sustainable.”
US corn is grown in more than 80 countries, including the UK, France, China, Australia, India, Russia, Argentina and Brazil.
Corn from Mexico and Canada are exported to countries in Asia and the Middle East, and to other countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas.
“It’s the most expensive food in terms of carbon emissions, but it’s also the least expensive,” says DeSimones.
“In the United States, if we grow corn for a year it’s about $10 per bushel [1.5 tonnes].
In Canada, that would be $0.40 per bushell.”
“Corn is the most polluting animal on earth,” says Prof Omiduar.
“The US doesn´t feed their people enough, and that’s why they’re growing corn.”
It is not just corn, but also soybeans and wheat that is producing the most greenhouse gases.
Soybeans are used in food, fertilisers and clothing.
Wheat is used to make pasta and flour.
“Wheat is not as bad as soybeans because soybeans are not as fertiliser-intensive, but wheat is,” says Dr Omidum.
Wheat grown in China produces more greenhouse gases than the US wheat crop.
The same is true of rice, a crop that is used in making pasta and other foods.
“People are eating more rice than they are eating corn,” says Ms Omidun.
It also helps explain why China is the biggest exporter of US corn, as well as the second biggest producer of soybeans.
“China is a very inefficient agricultural system,” says Professor Omid, “They are producing more corn than they can use.”
“The more you grow the more greenhouse gas you are putting into the atmosphere,” says Olum, who recently published a book called Corn and Soybeans: The Science Behind Their Success.
“For example, in Canada the average farm has 10 times more land than they have grain, so they need 10 times as much corn to produce the same amount of grain.”
The most efficient corn grown by a farmer in the United Kingdom is from the UK and Ireland, and the most efficient wheat is from India.
The two most efficient are from Canada and the US.
“A lot of people don’t realize that the US gets the biggest share of corn in the global food supply,” says Edible Canada, an organisation that works with farmers to improve food production.
The organisation helps US farmers to grow more food and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as much as possible.
“What you need to do is get a lot of good farmers and start growing corn and beans on land that’s already in their own country,” says the organisation’s director, Jim Schmitz.
It helps farmers to get their crops to market faster and also to have a better product.
“When you have a lot more food to sell, people eat more and they also want