You don’t have to move to Iowa and grow an acre of corn to see the Farm Bill’s effect on the American food system. Just take a stroll through the supermarket or see what’s cooking at the drive-through. As King Corn shows, America’s ability to produce bumper corn crops has fueled a food system awash in high fructose corn syrup and fatty, corn-fed beef. But the film also shows one of the reasons farmers grow so much corn: subsidies from the US government.
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