|New York City Chefs speak out about farm freedom!|
Please pass this on to your NYC friends
Filmmaker Kristin Canty and famous Raw Food Chef Sarma plus Chef Jimmy Carbone will host a reception Jimmy's No. 43 this Wednesday with a screening and panel discussion afterparty.
Wednesday, July 20 - Lower Manhattan
5:00 - Reception at Jimmy's No. 43 Restaurant
43 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
6:45 - Movie at Cinema Village Theatre
22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
8:30 - Afterparty at Jimmy's No. 43 Restaurant
43 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Farmageddon--the Unseen War Against American Family Farms has been held over until Thursday, July 21; so, even if you can't make this event, you can still see the movie!
Pass this along! We are especially interested in getting chefs and foodies out to see the film.
Cinema Village Theatre
22 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
Showtimes: July 15-21, depending on availability
Afternoons/Evenings - 1:30pm & 6:45pm
Take a group of friends to the movies! Group sales will be the secret to box office success, and getting the film into wider circulation.
|New York Times -
Government Oversight in Farming
By Jeannette Catsoulis | July 7, 2011
There is a lot going on in "Farmageddon," Kristin Canty's anxiety-laden documentary about government oversight of our farming and food production. Part consumer-rights advocacy, part abuse-of-power exposť, the film dances between the two as if...more
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Los Angeles Times
Movie Review: 'Farmageddon'
By Kevin Thomas | July 2011
Kristin Canty's "Farmageddon" is well-titled. It's an eye-popping wake-up call revealing how the USDA and FDA have increasingly waged war on America's small farmers even when...more
Small farms, big troubles
By Stephanie Merry | June 17, 2011
The documentary "Farmageddon" peddles food for thought, posing such questions as: Why is it so easy to buy cigarettes but so difficult to purchase raw, unpasteurized milk? A pack of Marlboros arguably has no benefit beyond a temporary buzz - and has plenty of drawbacks - while raw milk is loaded with nutrients but...more
|Kristin Marie Canty, the producer/director of Farmageddon, was inspired by the work of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), which was launched on the 4th of July, 2007. With the film, she hopes to draw the nation's attention to the hindrances faced by honest farmers and the tragedy of bucolic farm life disturbed by food police run amok. |
A volunteer Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader and volunteer FundRAISER for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, Kristin has been a tireless supporter of farmers and expanding access to fresh farm foods. Concerned about the increasing regulatory burden on small and mixed-use farms, the Fund defends small sustainable farms which sell their farm products direct to consumers, against government interference. Swat teams, seizures, search warrants, not the kind of things one normally associates with the idyllic family farm. Unbeknownst to most of the nation, American family farms are literally under seige by regulators with rule books. This is the subject of Kristin Canty's documentary film Farmageddon--the Unseen War on American Family Farms which just opened this summer in D.C., L.A., New York City, and is being screened in locations around the U.S.
A first time filmmaker, Kristin is a Massachusetts mom whose 4-year-old son was healed of multiple allergies by adding farm fresh (raw) milk to his diet. Kristin offered to host a fundraiser for FTCLDF, and was horrified as she made posters of the farmers who were experiencing hardship at the hands of government. Kristin was moved into action, alarmed by the FTCLDF reports of armed raids of farm buying clubs and health food co-ops around the nation. Since she achieved near miraculous results by adding raw dairy to her son's diet, she found a film crew and went to work in defense of this nutritious food, which was the primary target in numerous raids.
Farmageddon tells the stories, in the words of the victims themselves, of the numerous trespasses of the health bureaucrats on farmers' and consumers' civil liberties. Canty also interviews experts on health and nutrition and leading local foods advocates to give a sobering assessment of the plight of farmers who seek to meet the growing demand for healthy, ecologically grown food. Congressman Ron Paul makes a cameo appearance decrying government's overreach into the health and diet decisions of American citizens.
Read "Mom Makes Movie to Defend Rights to Healthy Food"
Read Kristin's Story - including what inspired her to make Farmageddon.
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, and seeks to figure out why.
Filmmaker Kristin Canty's quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational 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...more
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by September 1, 2011