Field corn is not sweet corn. Field corn is not meant to be eaten, it's meant to be processed into something edible. That processing largely makes field corn unpaleo in my opinion. A couple ears of fresh corn converts to a paltry amount of corn meal or corn starch, unlike what one can consume eating processed corn products. It's the ability to overeat processed corn products that makes them problematic.
I'm assuming by "commodity corn" you are referring to GMO, mono-cropped corn. From an environmental impact perspective, backyard corn is definitely going to come off better. No (or minimal) pesticides or herbicides; no mono-cropping, destruction of environs, or depleted soil; plus you can grow a non-GMO or heirloom variety of corn if you so choose. From a health and nutrition perspective, it's a little more even- backyard corn has none of the factors mentioned above, such as chemicals from fertilizers or pesticides, but it is still a grain, and as such contains nasties like phytates and lectins. So if your heart is set on corn, I would say backyard (or at least local farmstand) is the way to go.
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