Corn and America’s Obsession
KING CORN tells the story of two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. As the film unfolds, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, moveto the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help offriendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-ubiquitous grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to followtheir pile of corn into the food system, what they questions about how we eat—and how we farm.
Here is an excerpt of the producers of King Corn on CNN:
Popular foods and non-foods that contain corn:
Foods Containing Corn
Batters for frying
Bleached White Flour
Breads & Pastries
Meats (bologna, sausage)
Soups Soybean Milks
Ingredients that may indicate presence of corn:
Modified Food Starch
Non Food Products Containing Corn:
Knowledge is power people – recognize what foods you are eating and what is in it.