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King Corn - The Rise of Factory Farming, Processed Foods, and Ethanol

Jan 03, 2020

Video: King Corn - The Rise of Factory Farming, Processed Foods, and Ethanol


Over the last 100 years Corn has transformed the US agriculture sector. Today the Corn industry has become key for the processed food industry, beverage industry, livestock and even the energy sector of the country. This revolution was spurred by government intervention in the form of agricultural subsidies and import tariffs. This however has lead to some significant externalities and market failures.