FOOD NEWS: A Conversation with “King Corn” Filmmaker

For more Stories, Food News, and Cooking Fresh videos, visit: cookingupastory.com Part 1 A conversation with filmmaker Curt Ellis about his new documentary “King Corn”, the film that may open eyes across America. Surprisingly, corn is present in some form or another, in almost everything on the American plate. And, none more so, than through the food ingredient “high fructose corn syrup” (HFCS). Is it a good idea to have “HFCS” present in so many of our foods without prior public debate, or adequate science to measure its impact on the long-term health of adults, and especially our children? Should our standard meals be unnaturally skewed toward a corn based diet, in the first place? This interview, along with video clips from the documentary, may not provide the answers here, but it’s a good beginning for further thought and reflection. What do you think?
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FOOD NEWS: Part3: Conversation with King Corn Filmmaker Curt

For more Stories, Food News, and Cooking Fresh videos, visit: cookingupastory.com Farming today is not what we may imagine it to be. It’s become largely an industrial process, and corn epitomizes this shift in production methods. In Part 3, ‘King Corn’ filmmaker Curt Ellis shares his experience growing an acre of corn in Iowa, and what it was like for him and his partner. Surprisingly, the growing of 10000 pounds of corn in one season was the easiest part of the whole farming experience. The other parts were more mundane, and more disappointing.