David McLemore

Glass Gem Corn is much more than a pretty picture. The re-discovery of rainbow corn helped restore a precious part of Cherokee heritage to the Native American Tribe. (Photo: Reddit/Cropitekus)

Glass Gem Corn – Jewels You Can Pop!

Glass Gem Corn has been an internet hit due to it’s beautiful rainbow colours. However, the real story is how a determined Carl Barnes patiently developed rainbow corn and helped restore an important piece of lost Cherokee heritage.

For thousands of years, Europeans had no clue about where birds went during Winter. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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