Nov 04 - Nov 06, 2011
(Kristin Canty, 2010, USA, Bluray, 86 min)
Americans' right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story
of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through
violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies.
Kristin Canty's quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an eye-opening journey to discover why access
to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated
farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems - most often the
industrial food chain - policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business
small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight
of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.
highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals' rights
to access food of their choice and farmers' rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasonably burdensome regulations.
The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom
to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect
and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.
"One of the most humanizing, highlighting
some of the institutional obstacles faced by small farmers in the uphill battle to provide clean, sustainable food sources."
"An eye-popping wake-up call revealing
how the USDA and FDA have increasingly waged war on America's small farmers even when they can prove they are contributing
healthful products to our food supply." -LA Times