Our understanding of why the Ashkenazim don't eat kitniot for Pesach is because the various grains and legumes were often ground at the same mill and so it was possible that the legumes would be contaminated by grains or one would be mistaken for the other. But what is the reason for prohibiting the eating of non-ground corn or beans? Surely, these cannot be mistaken for grain? Why can't we eat corn on the cob with our Passover brisket?
Though this year the cRc seems to be a lot more lenient. They allowed fennel greens to be eaten for Passover. Fennel seeds are still forbidden as kitniot.
In general, this year the cRc Passover guide seems to be a lot more lenient. I wonder what's going on?