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King Corn


King Corn

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A first person investigation into Americas booming corn industry, King Corn features two Boston-based college friends, Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, who decide to move back to their hometown of Greene, Iowa to plant and harvest an acre of corn. From there, Aaron Woolfs playful and insightful documentary tracks the vastly different uses of the grain in the US, exploring how government funding keeps us - and our corn-fed cattle - inhaling the stuff. The tour guides learn how government subsidies... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: July 06, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 12, 2012
Submitter: Lisa Lewin
Keywords: ethics, public policy, obesity, corn, business, international trade, sustainable economy, processed food, agribusiness, sustainability, government, economic support, macroeconomics, video, iowa, product design, marketing, supply chain management, social responsibility, strategy, cattle, health, distribution, farming, entrepreneurship, pricing, michael pollan, north america, regulation, subsidies, finance, economics, business law, food industry, product development, growth, competition, governance


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: yes
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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