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The science behind the world’s most colourful corn

In this video, SciShow host Stefan Chin explains the science behind glass gem corn – a unique variety of rainbow-coloured corn, which became a social media sensation in 2012 after a photo of one was posted to Facebook.

As we learn in the video, the multi-hued cob is not just incredibly beautiful, but its genetic diversity might also prove invaluable to our efforts to preserve ancient seeds and maintain food viability.

View the original video here.

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