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You Won't Believe This Colourful Glass Gem Corn Is Freaking Real Corn

This is corn. No, it’s not photoshopped. Yes, it’s real. It’s a corn variety called Glass Gem Corn and though it may look like jelly beans or beads, it’s real, actual, edible corn. What in the world?

Seeds Trust, a family seed company, got the seeds for glass gem corn from Greg Schoen who got his seeds from his “corn-teacher”, Carl Barnes, an 80-year old part-Cherokee man, in Oklahoma. When they planted the seeds, out came the colourful wizardry that looks more like something that Willy Wonka would invent than our boring yellow corn. I want to eat you glass gem corn. [Seeds Trust via BoingBoing]