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Inedible halloween corn

I was in Sainsburys the other day and was puzzled really.¬†Have you ever seen this before? I haven’t.

Not for consumption

Sadly my picture is too blurry even for me to read fully, but from what I can make out from the full size picture, in that green speech bubble it says:

“Indian corn is for decorative use rather than eating <something>. It’s used extensively in the USA during the fall (Autumn) as a traditional decoration”.

I still don’t get it.

You can’t eat it? Why can’t you eat it? Does it grow like that, or is it coloured somehow? How is it coloured like that?
If you can’t eat it, why is it in the fruit/veg section? Surely it should be with the other halloween decorations?
Do Sainsbury’s think we British don’t understand what “fall” is? If so, and you’re only selling it in the UK, why don’t you just write “Autumn” in the first place?
Is corn scary? Is inedible Indian corn, scary? I don’t think I’ve ever seen people put corn out for halloween. It’s pumpkins usually, isn’t it?
What happens if you were to accidentally eat it?