Friday, April 18, 2008
King Corn on PBS tonight
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our 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
I've been wanting to see this movie since I first saw the trailer, and I am really surprised to find out that it is on PBS this evening.
Check your local listings here: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/kingcorn/