The Eco Film on Friday, September 11th:
Genre: Documentary. Director: Aaron Woolf. USA, 2007. 88 Minutes.
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives a fast-food nation. In King Corn, 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-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. Americans are so “corny” because almost every product in conventional grocery stores – from steaks to chicken breasts to condiments to desserts to tomato sauce to frozen entrees (the list goes on) are ultimately derived from corn, either in the form of high fructose corn syrup or from corn-based animal feed.
So, friends of Sadhana spread out over this beautiful planet: Go watch this movie whereever you are and then let’s start discussing it by commenting on this post!