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Here’s How Corn Makes America Go Round

Not every day does an obscure scientific report directly help massive U.S. companies looking to cut costs, use natural resources more efficiently, and make sure their customers know about it. And yet Labor Day saw the quiet unveiling of a project that provides minute detail — down to individual factories — of the movement of corn along America’s sprawling meat and ethanol supply chains.

 

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