Corn Spills The Beans

"Interrogate" corn kernels under strobe lights and they may admit aloud that they're harboring a toxin-producing fungus. Nowadays, Agricultural Research Service scientists with specially programmed computers find such confessions ring true with 96 percent accuracy.

At grain elevators, inspectors routinely check corn for the fungus

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