By Owen Gleiberman
Updated October 17, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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King Corn

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  • Movie
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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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King Corn

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 88 minutes
director
  • Aaron Woolf

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