USDA was horrified to learn the taste-test results of over 400 volunteer tasters who participated in a modified corn cook off last weekend in Heart, Kansas.
Mildred Hogg, a 56 year old Kansas farmwife, had this to say about sample A217, "That sure wasn't the corn Pappy grew when I was a kid. This stuff looks like plastic and tastes like crap!"
The cook off featured 19 variations of modified corn. most was tradition looking kernels, some were square and blue-colored....A shape that had the highest disdain amongst the reviewers.
"Blue square corn? I thought I was in the Land of Oz when they pulled that stuff out!" Said Larry Nash, local farmer, and President of FFA, "What are we feeding...Smurfs?"
Bart Smedley from the USDA had this to say, "We're working really hard to make this a workable product. So far, the government has invested $100 billion dollars! We've even got it down to a cost of just $25.00 a bushel versus real corn that's only $10.00 a bushel! See...We're making progress!"