King Corn: You Are What You Eat
Engrossing and eye-opening, King Corn is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast-food nation. Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naivetÃ©, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America.
With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about American's modern food system.
"A graceful and frequently humorous film that captures the idiosyncrasies of its characters and never hectors" (Salon), King Corn shows how - and why - whenever you eat a hamburger of drink a soda, you're really consuming... corn.