King Corn

(SAVANNAH, GA) Announcing Special Premiere Showing on December 13 (Thursday), 7PM at the Jepson Center for the Arts, KING CORN (US, 2007) A new must-see documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. 
 Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, two Yale grads, 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 is the horrifying reality of how we farm and what we eat and how it has been destroying America’s health and future.

*Photo by by thesustainabletable

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