Friday, April 25, 2008

Is corn king?

You may have seen it on PBS. If not, you've probably seen all the hype in the local press. Like Omnivore's Dilemma, the documentary King Corn explores the realities of chemical-coated commodity corn. But don't be fooled. The yellow kernels are not fit for human consumption. Instead, it's a monoculture crop grown to unnaturally fatten (and sicken) cows for slaughter and brew up obesity-inducing compounds like high fructose corn syrup. Oh yeah, then there's the whole ethanol problem.

Like all the other foodies in town, we're going to try to score tickets to tonight's 7:30 pm screening at SPACE Gallery.

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