maize maize  /ˈmeɪz/


  1. (n) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  2. (n) a strong yellow color


  1. Most of China's cotton is already transgenic, and rice, wheat, maize, soybeans and livestock are in the pipeline.
  2. In this subsistence maize-growing region of a poor, landlocked country in southern Africa, families cling to life on an unforgiving terrain.
  3. In Italy, maize yields fell 36% in 2003, compared with the previous year, and in France they fell 30%.


  1. Michigan Basketball: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Wolverines in 2014

    Following a national championship game appearance, the Michigan basketball program is looking to make a return trip to the Final Four in 2013-14. Such a feat would fall under the Wolverines' best-case scenario for the upcoming season. Unexpected losses, much like the one against the struggling Penn State Nittany Lions in Happy Valley last year, will have the Maize and Blue trending toward their ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Research and Markets: National Company for Maize Products Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT ...

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "National Company for Maize Products Fundamental Company
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "I have come to the conclusion that there is a justifiable reason to believe that genetically modified maize of the type MON 810 presents a danger to the environment," Aigner said, stressing the five other EU states have taken the same action.
    on Apr 14, 2009 By: Ilse Aigner Source: Reuters UK

  2. "We are moving quickly to regenerate and preserve seed samples representing thousands of distinct varieties of critical food crops like rice, maize, and wheat in 46 countries that were well on their way to total extinction," said Cary Fowler,...
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Cary Fowler Source: Genetic Engineering News (press release)

  3. "Bioethanol is one of the reasons why food prices have exploded. Last year the US burned 138 million tons of maize and transformed it into bioethanol and biodiesel," Jean Ziegler said. "Burning food today, so as to serve the mobility of the...
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Jean Ziegler Source: MWC News

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