King Corn: A look into the US corn industry and what's going into our food


To read a more in-depth summary of the film, check out the press release on the film's official site.


Also check out this article, Five Documentaries Everyone Should See, that features trailers from independent films that are green and agriculture related.

With Food Inc. making such a buzz about the food that we eat and where it comes from, this independent film may also be one to watch.

King Corn tells the story of two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

As the film unfolds, 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-ubiquitous grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they questions about how we eat—and how we farm.

My favorite line from the trailer: "We aren't growing quality - we're growing crap!" Truer words were never spoken.

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