Wednesday, August 5, 2015

King Corn (2007)

Director: Aaron Woolf

Stars: Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis, Ian Cheney, Bob Bledsoe, Earl L. Butz, Dawn Cheney

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat, and how we farm.

These two guys take you on a journey to Iowa, so we can see how corn is grown and what happens to it. You get to see how one of the most harmful ingredients are made, high fructose corn syrup. That was pretty scary and mind blowing. You will learn a lot about corn crops and the food additives that are created.

This documentary was made well and very interesting to watch. You can find it streaming almost everywhere. If you have not seen this yet then do yourself a favor and watch it. Enjoy.

King Corn (2007) Trailer

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