King Corn

Another fantastic movie, KING CORN, about two really cool guys who move to Iowa and raise an acre of corn to see what it is like to farm and where the corn goes into the American system.  Nice, witty, interesting, scary but hopeful to see people thinking about such things and wanting to make a difference.  Nice input from wonderful Michael Pollan too!  Showed it to the students and they were surprisingly unimpressed which I think was more a commentary on their prison diets than on the message of the movie.  They looked at all the fast food hamburgers, soda and deep fried french fries (all products of corn and high fructose corn syrup) and disagreed that those kinds of diets were not good for us! One step forward, two steps back…. but onward ultimately she hopes.

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