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King CornAaron Woolf's we-are-what-we-eat documentary King Corn is a lively introduction to the corn industrial complex. Like Michael Pollan's King CornDocumentaryPT88MUnratedAaron Woolf's we-are-what-we-eat documentary King Corn is a lively introduction to the corn industrial complex. Like Michael Pollan's 2007-10-17Balcony

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King Corn

Genre: Documentary; Director: Aaron Woolf; Runtime (in minutes): 88; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Balcony

Aaron Woolf’s we-are-what-we-eat documentary King Corn is a lively introduction to the corn industrial complex. Like Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, it’s about how corn, raised on vast corporate farms, has become the starchy DNA of American diets, whether it’s fattening up cattle or processed into the high-fructose corn syrup that greases everything from soft drinks to spaghetti sauce. Woolf follows two college chums as they go to Iowa to harvest one acre of yellow ears, which they then trace through the system. You’ll be amazed to learn how much corn is in your system. A-

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