Corn - from wholesome natural corn on the cob to now ubiquitous use in almost every packaged food, animal feed and one of the main GMO crops.
This documentary looks at the social, political, environmental, and health aspects of growing so much corn and how it has become one of the most subsidized crops in North America.
"King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, 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 neighbours, 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."
Shawna Barker BSc., RHN is a nutritionist, college instructor, and raw food educator.