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Have you seen the "King Corn" documentary? Watch Here

"King Corn" Part Two

"It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System" : By Jonathan Foley & The Scientific American

  "As a crop, corn is an amazing thing and a crucial part of the American agricultural toolbox. But the corn system, as we currently know it, is an agricultural juggernaut, consuming more land, more natural resources and more taxpayer dollars than any other farming system in modern U.S. history. As a large monoculture, it is a vulnerable house of cards, precariously perched on publicly funded subsidies. And the resulting benefits to our food system are sparse, with the majority of the harvested calories lost to ethanol or animal feedlot production. In short, our investment of natural and financial resources is not paying the best dividends to our national diet, our rural communities, our federal budget or our environment. It’s time to reimagine a system that will. " 

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Is School Enough? PBS Special Documentary

Behind Santa Claus

Who is Santa Claus?

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we'll be delving into the storied tradition of the holiday on the ICFML Podcast. The origins of St. Nick, the red coat, the Christmas tree, and more. In preperation, check out this short PBS video shown above that touches on the subject.

ICFML Podcast

Food Inc. Documentary

Food Inc.

The truth about what you're eating. 

"Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it's sold. Narrated by author and activist Eric Schlosser, the film features interviews with average Americans about their dietary habits, commentary from food experts like Michael Pollan and unsettling footage shot inside large-scale animal processing plants." 

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