King Corn by Aaron Woolf Essay

1284 Words 6 Pages
Aaron Woolf is the director/producer of the documentary King Corn. In the documentary Woolf followed Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis a yearlong to understand where their food comes from by growing it. While filming the documentary Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis tried to go corn free for a month they discovered that it was not feasible to do. They released the documentary for us to see what happens to the food that we eat and the process it goes though before we buy it at the supermarket. By doing the research to write this paper it made me realize that the food industry and the government are not protecting humans or the animals. If the government are the ones that are “protecting us”, then who is? I am disturbed by all the things that I read and it …show more content…
U.S. researchers have been the leaders in finding way in finding many uses for corn like in vitamins and amino acids. Corn is used to produce fuel which makes gasoline burn cleaner and reducing air pollution this does not pollute the water. Corn is also very inexpensive.

Corn in the U.S is grown in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska theses states alone account for over 50% of the corn grown in the U.S. and part of the corn belt as well as Ohio, Indiana, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri. These states are also major corn growing states. Corn is produced on every continent of the world with the exception of Antarctic. The Pacific Rim region is emerging as the world's fastest growing market for U.S. Corn and the majority of the world's population is located in the Pacific Rim region. Exports are critical to the wellbeing of American agriculture. Almost one third of the nation's corn crop is targeted for exports.

Corn use
5.2 billion Bushels (bb) of livestock feed and residual use. This includes 1 bb in distiller’s grains from ethanol production.
3.5 bb directly went into the production about 13.5 billion gallons of ethanol.
1.4 bb went into becoming sweeteners, starch and into other food products.
1.3 bb of corn will be exported.
733 million bushels will be surplus. Promotion of corn is any and all efforts by big companies to make publicize a product and make the consumer aware of it. Efforts might include

Related Documents