Just watched Kristin Canty’s recent film about raw milk and food rights, featuring a lot of the same issues and persons that have been a part of the stories on this blog.
Interesting too, that early on in the film there’s a story about an American sheep farming couple whose experience parallels that of Ontario farmer Montana Jones. Continue reading
From Farm to Consumer Foundation:
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From Kimberly Hartke:
Panel discussion from the New York City screening of Farmageddon: Panel discussion with director Kristin Canty, Angela Davis, Sarma Melngailis, and Max Goldberg. Photo from Laurel on Health. Click to go to the story on her blog that includes this picture and others from that screening.
December 6, 2011–Washington, D.C.– Independent filmmaker Kristin Canty announces today that her film is being screened next week for members of Congress, and the shocking new food documentary was invited back for an encore run at Chicago’s prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center. This summer’s theatrical releases in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Boston garnered critical acclaim, and grassroots interest spawned 150 community screenings around the country. Continue reading
From David E. Gumpert on the Complete Patient blog:
“I saw Kristin Candy’s documentary “Farmageddon” last Friday, when it opened in Boston (including having the privilege of introducing the producer to the film audience). Even though I knew about all the cases of hit-upon farmers and food clubs, a few pictures are sometimes worth a few thousand words, and in that vein, two scenes stick most vividly in my mind.
The first is the video of Georgia consumers pouring out in a farm field the raw milk they had already purchased, under the watchful eyes of agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Even though I’ve seen the photos and video before, seeing the dozens of consumers meekly acquiesce to the orders to dispose of their good food was still upsetting to me–a totally humiliating experience for the victims. Continue reading
From Jeff Carter on the Business Insider:
“Last night I went to see the documentary Farmageddon in Chicago.
I also stayed for the full panel discussion. The film is shocking. Documentaries are supposed to shock you. Michael Moore has made millions presenting slanted facts to us.
Documentaries are designed to get you to do something. This documentary illustrates the plight of the organic farmer, specifically the organic dairy farmer. If a dairy farmer wants to sell raw milk, they will be run out of business and many times imprisoned by the federal bureaucracy. Continue reading
From Nick Gillespie of Reason.tv, an interview with director Kristin Canty:
“Guns drawn, a SWAT team kicks in the door of a private business. Are the cops there for drug dealers? Mafia mobsters? Terrorists?
No, the long arm of the law is out for the real dangerous contraband: raw milk and grass-fed chickens….” Continue reading
From Jessica Claire Haney in the Washington Times:
Official movie poster for Farmageddon.
“WASHINGTON, June 18, 2011 – Slow Food D.C. hosted the world premiere yesterday of the documentary film Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms for an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd. The film, directed by Kristin Canty, tells the story of several family farms that were raided by the FDA and the USDA at great taxpayer expense for questionable reasons.
A mother of four, Canty undertook the project upon being met with disbelief when she talked about raids on small farms. “I told everybody,” she said, “but no one would listen.” Since people didn’t believe that the federal government would spend so much money and time to try to limit consumers’ choices and put small farms out of business through raids, Canty felt compelled to shed light on the issue. Continue reading