In this 90-minute documentary, two best friends from Boston find
out (through a hair test) that they are mostly "made up of" corn.
They decide to find out more about why that is, since they don't
think they eat that much corn. The two young men, Curtis and Ian,
move to Iowa (where they both have ancestors from the same small
town) and rent one acre of land to grow corn and find out about
the process of growing, harvesting, selling, and processing corn.
What they find out leaves them bewildered and perplexed--and it
will do the same for you. The young men discover a lot about the
science of agriculture, the process of modern-day farming, the
governmental system that drives the agricultural industry, the
cattle industry, economics, food processing, and politics.
This film would be great for any homeschooler who is planning
to go into agriculture. It would also be a good addition to an
economics curriculum or a health or nutrition course. Really, it
is probably just plain good for any American to watch! There are
a few vocabulary words that more conservative families would probably
find offensive; these can be ignored or skipped over if you preview
it. The content is worth overlooking them. The DVD also includes
a research and action guide, which can be used to dig further into
the issues brought up in the film.
This film will probably change the way you eat--which you might
not appreciate. At the very least, it will make you uncomfortable
with the way you shop and eat and will raise thought-provoking
questions about the American agricultural system in which you invest.