Listen King Corn co-producer Curt Ellis tells Euan Kerr how hecame to plant an acre of corn in Iowa
Listen King Corn co-producer Curt Ellis talks about the implications of King corn
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But instead of heading to the internet or the library, Ellis and Cheney headed to Iowa.
They rented an acre of prime Iowa farmland, and planted it with corn, just to see how it would all work.
They also filmed their exploits and this weekend the resulting documentary "King Corn" will screen in the Twin Cities.
Curt Ellis told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr while he's a beef fan, there was a good reason to focus on corn. He says it's in just about everything we eat.