Yesterday we had our final CO class with our DCMS buddies. In Grade 9, we have been talking a lot about food on Eleuthera, and food in general, so our buddies came to Island School so we could watch a movie called King Corn. The movie was about how a main ingredient of our diet is corn, and how corn has been genetically modified so it can be processed. One thing from the movie that resonated with me was a scene where they took a piece of a man’s hair, and showed him that even his hair contained corn in it. From soda to hamburgers to chips, most things that we are eating contain corn, and this is shown in our bodies. We were not able to finish the movie and watch the section that talks about solutions to this problem, but I really enjoyed watching the movie because I didn’t even know how big of a problem this was.
After watching the movie, we went over to DCMS for the Basketball Jamboree. [slideshow]We got out of the van, and the smell of conch fritters and fried chicken was in the air, music was playing, and kids were shooting around on the basketball court. Continue reading