“We spend less of our income on food than any generation in history. And fewer of us are needed to produce that food than ever before. But we also might be the first generation to live in a time when abundance brings too much.” –King Corn
“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 skeptical neighbors, genetically modified seeds, nitrogen fertilizers 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 the pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about what we eat – and how we farm.”
See this as a double feature with Fast Food Nation or make it a triple and add on Supersize Me, and I don’t know how you can ever look at the American food system the same way again.
See more info and trailer here.