Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"King Corn" Showing Tonight at Warner Park

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

In the second week of a six-week series of food-related films sponsored by Martha Stamps Catering, Slow Food Nashville, Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee, Tennessee Organic Growers Association, Fido/Bongo Java, Delvin Farms, Warner Park Nature Center and Cool People Care, King Corn hits the screen. Here's the synopsis:

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.

The free screenings take place at 6:30 p.m. at 7311 Highway 100 and will be followed by panel discussions with local restaurateurs, chefs, farmers, writers and other experts in the food field.

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