|Candy Corn After Removal From the Cob|
As reported in the Knoxville News-Sentinel by reporter Kevin Saylor, this important crop is a mainstay of this region's autumn economy, and its destruction is a terrible blow to employment and farm income. Severe heat has truly wreaked havoc, for the corn has a high sugar content and cannot survive in hot fields on the cob because the crop simply melts.
Saylor reports that the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization is warning of severe shortages of the crop. This is especially devastating as we near Halloween.
The U. N. also warns that the United States could be threatened as the leading diabetes nation because of this crop shortage.
Saylor reports that trick-or-treaters are aleady making plans to compensate for the shortage of candy corn by planning on eating more Three Musketeers bars, M & Ms and SweetTarts to compensate.