Argumentative Essay On King Corn

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King Corn focuses on the history of corn in modern America. While it is a documentary, the basis of this basis this film is corn. The filmmakers Cheney and Ellis visit cattle feedlots which hold thousands of animals dining on corn-based feeds and learn that too much corn will cause the cattle to eventually develop an acidic condition in one of their stomachs, called acidosis, that eventually kills them. The filmmakers interview nutritionists and others in this and there is a discussion of the link between what is now known as an epidemic of diabetes and the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup. King Corn traces the over production of corn subsidies back 30 years to the US government to the Nixon era, when the “Farm Bill was changed

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