you are what you eat
Special features: Deleted scenes; "The king corn in the corn belt tour" featurette; "The lost basement lectures" featurette; "WoWz music video; photo gallery; filmmaker biographies.
Originally released as a documentary in 2006.
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Genetically modified foods
Corn as food
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Don Clikeman, farmer: "We aren't growing quality... We're growing crap! Poorest quality crap the world's ever seen -- we're growing it today." Ian Cheney: "You don't eat the corn that you grow." Elna Clikeman: "No... Not saying that I might not grind up a little bit for some corn meal, but I... basically don't." Don Clikeman: "I don't grow, necessarily grow, my corn for food. I don't care what's done with it! I'm selling it! That's the bottom line."
Michael Pollan, University of California: "All that cheap... surplus corn goes somewhere, and in fact, a lot of it is going onto our bodies."
Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group: "There is a role that the subsidies have played in making... the raw material available for... an overweight society... We subsidize the "Happy Meals" but we don't subsidize the healthy ones."
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