I read in a magazine some time ago that a ridiculous percentage of the food we put in our bodies is corn. Food manufacturers put corn in almost everything, and, of course, most farmers use corn to feed the animals that we eat. And why not? Corn is cheap and ubiquitous, at least here in the United States. It’s also subsidized by the government, which perhaps keeps it cheap and ubiquitous.
A new documentary, King Corn, takes a look at this crop and the industry surrounding it. If the trailer is any guide, it has the same feel as Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me. Check it out: