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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Informant!</i>

The Informant!

In 1992, Mark Whitacre (played here by Matt Damon, beneath 30 pounds of pudge and a toupee) was a golden boy at Archer Daniels Midland with a big problem: His attempts to create an amino acid by feeding corn to…
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Film, <i>The Informant!</i> gets cute with massive corporate scandal and blows the story

The Informant! gets cute with massive corporate scandal and blows the story

As evidenced by The Informant!, it's a hell of a tricky thing turning real-life pulp into floss sugar. The story of Archer Daniels Midland biochemist exec turned crooked federal snitch Mark Whitacre is a tragicomedy. Journalist Kurt Eichenwald spent five…
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