Wednesday, November 10th, 6pm — 8pm

Free Showing of "King Corn"

The Tacoma Food Co-op and University of Puget Sound Sustainability Advisory Committee will be presenting a special viewing of the documentary King Corn on Wednesday, November 10th at 6pm in the Rausch Auditorium in McIntyre Hall on the University of Puget Sound campus in Tacoma. The event is free, however any donations to the Tacoma Food Co-op are welcome.

About the film
King Corn is a feature documentary film released in October 2007 following college friends Ian Cheney and Curtis Ellis as they move from Boston to Greene, Iowa to grow and farm an acre of corn. In the process, Cheney and Ellis examine the role that the increasing production of corn has for American society. The film shows how the industrialization of corn has all but eliminated the family farm, which is being replaced by larger and larger industrial farms. This trend reflects a larger industrialization of the North American food system, whereby, as was outlined in the film, decisions relating to what crops are grown, and how they are grown, are based more on economic considerations than their ramifications on the environment or the population. This is demonstrated in the film by the production of high fructose corn syrup, an ingredient found in many cheap food products, such as fast food.

About the Food on Film Series
The Tacoma Food Co-op and University of Puget Sound Sustainability Advisory Committee has partnered with Tacoma Food Co-op to show a number of documentaries related to sustainable food production.

About Tacoma Food Co-op
The Tacoma Food Co-opís mission is to create and operate a cooperatively owned grocery store for the health and well being of our members and the greater Tacoma community. Help us reach our goal of providing Tacoma with access to fresh, organic, and local foods year-round!

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University of Puget Sound
Rausch Auditorium in McIntyre Hall
Tacoma, WA, 98406
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