Movie Monday

Posted on August 16, 2010 by David Creech
As the summer draws to a close (Yikes! That went way too fast!), grab a flick and think about how you can make the world a better place!  Today’s recommendation:

King Corn, 2007 (90 minutes)

Two recent college graduates move to a rural farming community in Iowa and work with local farmers to grow one acre of corn using conventional farming methods. Their intent is to trace their corn from farming to end use, but they find that is impossible given the current food production system. The filmmakers embark on a journey through this food system and shed light on farm subsidies, genetically modified seeds, the farm program and modern-day farming. After watching this film, you might find yourself reading food labels in search of the ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup or other corn products that you never imagined would make their way into your diet.

For a discussion guide on the film, click here.  Other films and discussion guides are available on the hunger education Web site, www.elca.org/hunger/education.

David Creech

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