October 17, 2007
Why we need corn and why corn ethanol is not a great choice for fuel.
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.
I recently heard a story on The Current on CBC called Corn Living. I really recommend you take a few minutes to hear this. After listening to the program you will think twice about the use of corn ethanol as an alternative energy.
Also of interest: Who Killed the Electric Car?
[tags]Who Killed the Electric Car, King Corn, Alex Ezell, CBC, The Current, corn ethanol[/tags]