Name, first nameLeal, FernandaYear of birth1992UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectCorn, the symbol of a nationAbstractI was born and raised in Mexico City. If you have ever been there or anywhere in Mexico, you probably have discovered the traditional food and realised that the heart and soul of it is corn. You can find it in soups, snacks, main courses and even desserts. Corn has been part of the Mexican base diet since pre-Hispanic times and its cultivation, diversity, applications and shape have evolved along with society.

With this memoire I want to take you on a historical journey to understand the importance for my country and how it managed to become one of the most important cereals, along with wheat and rice, worldwide.
TutorsAnniina Koivu, Brynjar SigurĂ°arson