Monocolumn: Going Against The Grain

Monocolumn: Going Against The Grain

As Mexico contends with obesity rates worse than even their portly northern neighbours, national health and welfare officials are looking to rice to get the country back into shape.

  • 26 july 2010

Monocolumn- Going against the grain

Monocolumn is Monocle’s daily bulletin of news and opinion. Catch up with previous editions here.

The ancient Maya may have considered chocolate “the food of the gods”, but corn is the grain that has perennially powered the Mexican masses. Indeed, Mexicans on average eat some 130kg of maize each year – almost two-thirds in the form of those iconic corn tortillas. Only Malawi challenges Mexico for corn consumption.

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