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 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 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 the blog of Kelly the Kitchen Kop:
Sniffing, coughing, wheezing and crying all night screaming “Mom, I can’t breathe!” This was a normal night for my son Charlie when he was three and four years old. Doctors told me he was allergic to “the world”, which meant grass, dust, trees, flowers, bees and animals. Hard to stay away from all of that. He had deep circles under his eyes, a red nose, didn’t eat much, and had a moderate middle ear hearing impairment due to fluid in his ears. Continue reading
Here’s a video of some disgruntled people in George who were forced by the government officials to pour out milk they’d bought and paid for, followed by an imagination of what U.S. chief dairy regulator John Sheehan’s performance review might be like — that’s from David E. Gumpert’s “The Complete Patient blog”:
“I’d love to be a fly on the wall at the annual performance review of John Sheehan, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s division of plant and dairy food safety, America’s milk czar. But since the likelihood of that happening is much less than very unlikely, here’s how I’d imagine the conversation between Sheehan and Margaret Hamburg, the FDA commissioner:
Hamburg: So, John, I know you’re in charge of monitoring compliance with the PMO (Pasteurized Milk Ordinance). But all I keep hearing about is raw milk. You said here, in the goals you listed a year ago, that the “raw milk problem” would be on its way to being solved about now, that those “bandit” raw milk producers, as you referred to them, would be on the run, and within another year, raw milk would be nearly a distant memory. Continue reading