Recently, I posted this beautiful image of two carrots making love to illustrate where baby carrots come from. When a daddy carrot loves a mommy carrot so much that he … well, you know where baby carrots come from.
If only the story were the same for baby corn.
What you’re about to read may seem shocking and cruel and unbelievable but, I assure you, this is what’s considered “standard practice” in the industry and the FDA has no regulations against this.
Baby corn, popular in salads and Asian foods and made famous in the Tom Hanks’ movie “Big,” is actually regular corn that is stripped from the stalk at a very young, helpless age before it has time to flourish.
While full size corn is allowed to grow sometimes up to twelve or more inches in length and can be enjoyed steamed or grilled and slathered in vegan butter, this baby corn is torn from the stalk before it even reaches a few inches. Its life cut tragically short.
Baby. Corn. Brutally taken before it has time to fully mature. Young and tender, the cob is still so soft that you can eat the entire thing whole. In one terrifying bite.
This must stop.
Stop taking baby corn from the fields. Stop the cruelty of not allowing this corn to mature. Stop ordering Chinese takeout. Please, let the corn grow. And …