King Corn: You Are What You Eat
Back in the days of high school science and chemistry class, we all learned that we’re carbon-based life forms. Well, to be more exact, we’re more like corn-based life forms. As the documentary points out, corn has found it’s way into almost every item imaginable. Most of the corn grown in America today isn’t used for human consumption, but is instead used to create sweeteners, animal feed, and cosmetic ingredients.
Think you’re eating 100% beef, well that cow you’re eating was raised on corn feed, so if you’re looking to avoid corn, it’s going to find it’s way back in your body one way or another. Scary huh?
The documenters even go as far as making high fructose corn syrup in their own kitchen, and the ingredients that go into making it has convinced me not to touch that stuff ever again!
This is a must watch for everybody. It’s highly entertaining and extremely interesting to watch. What I learned is that corn farming is not a lucrative business, in fact, farmers loose money farming corn. It’s the government subsidies that keep the industry going because the crop has become so ingrained into our society.
Head over to the website to purchase a copy on DVD or you can watch it online via Netflix.