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by edricthegreat
May 3, 2010

If you live in the United States long enough, most of the carbon atoms in your body will be derived from corn, as demonstrated in the first scene of this clip.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDurZc5Yr6c

As University of Virginia professor, Steve Macko explains, this carbon doesn’t come from eating corn-on-the-cob, it’s mostly from the many chemically-engineered, corn-based additives in the US food supply, such as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

This is a segment from the ‘King Corn’ independent documentary film, where two recent college graduates embark on a mission to see where America’s food comes from–by growing it.

In the rural town of Greene, Iowa, the two friends plant a single acre of the nation’s most powerful crop, and then set out to follow it, from a seed to the dinner plate.

For more information:
www.pbs.org/independentlens/kingcorn/