genetic modification http://wkms.org en Genetically-Modified Corn Nearly Unavoidable in Bourbon Distilling http://wkms.org/post/genetically-modified-corn-nearly-unavoidable-bourbon-distilling <p>Nearly 90 percent of the corn in this country is genetically-modified. And as using genetically-modified&mdash;or GM&mdash;corn becomes increasingly popular in everyday foods, more people are becoming concerned about potential ill effects on human health and the environment.</p><p>Besides being used in food, that corn is also finding its way into Kentucky&rsquo;s signature spirit: bourbon.</p><p>In the grain room at the Four Roses Distillery, master distiller Jim Rutledge is pours corn kernels into a small glass.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m just going to heat this up,&rdquo; he says.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 17444 at http://wkms.org Genetically-Modified Corn Nearly Unavoidable in Bourbon Distilling