quote by Bartolome de las Casas

The Christians seized all the maize the locals of Nicaragua had grown for themselves and their own families and, as a consequence, some twenty or thirty thousand natives died of hunger, some mothers even killing their own children and eating them.

— Bartolome de las Casas

Lust Maize quotations

The Indian Corn, or Maiz, proves the most useful Grain in the World;

and had it not been for the Fruitfulness of this Species, it would have proved very difficult to have settled some of the Plantations in America.

During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago

You cannot plant greatness as you plant yams or maize.

Who ever planted an iroko tree — the greatest tree in the forest? You may collect all the iroko seeds in the world, open the soil and put them there. It will be in vain. The great tree chooses where to grow and we find it there, so it is with the greatness in men.

A Song of the good green grass! A song no more of the city streets;

A song of farms - a song of the soil of fields. A song with the smell of sun-dried hay, where the nimble pitchers handle the pitch-fork; A song tasting of new wheat, and of fresh-husk'd maize.


The Green Revolution focused on the big three - maize, rice and wheat - and the Green Revolution did not adapt the big three to African conditions, other than South Africa, as much as they should have.

Sorghum is kind of unusual. It can go to very high heats, but it's not as productive in most environments as maize is.

So GMOs, who knows? Maybe GMOs will come, they will get maize that produces double. But who knows what else may happen to the maize?

Shopping is actually very similar to farming a field.

You can't keep buying the same thing, you have to have a bit of variety. Otherwise you get bored and stop enjoying yourself.

It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses.


Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first Thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants.

Even where the land was more receptive, settlers soon learned to take some precautions before planting their vegetables. Maize and pumpkin seeds were soaked in water for several days and then blackened with tar before planting - the most effective way to deter rats, mice and birds.

O Love! what hours were thine and mine, In lands of palm and southern pine;

In lands of palm, of orange-blossom, Of olive, aloe, and maize and vine!

For years now I've kind of operated under an informal shopping cycle.

A bit like a farmer's crop rotation system. Except, instead of wheat, maize, barley, and fallow, mine pretty much goes clothes, makeup shoes, and clothes (I don't bother with fallow). Shopping is actually very similar to farming a field. You can't keep buying the same thing, you have to have a bit of variety. Otherwise you get bored and stop enjoying yourself.