Farmageddon Film Screening, Food, and Discussion With Your Local Farmers – Be There November 5, 2011
Local farmers are gathering with the newly formed Food Rights Coalition to show a thought provoking film: Farmageddon. Ready for a riveting exploration of recent issues facing artisan farmers committed to nutritious, raw, organic foods? Sono-Ma has the details for this November 5, 2011 don’t-miss-event here:
The Film Synopsis
“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 familyoperated 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.
Farmageddon 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.” (via Farmageddon Press Kit)
The Event Details
Date: Saturday November 5th
Location: The Arlene Francis Center at 99 6th Street in Santa Rosa.
Time: Doors will open at 7PM with a mixer of local foods & beverages. The film will start at 8PM with a panel discussion after the movie. (Organizers are working on having a couple of surprise guests from the food movement on our discussion panel – will Sono-Ma Contributor Paul Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm be there? Show up and find out!)
Tickets: Click here to reserve your space via brownpaper tickets.
Donations will also be accepted at the door will be graciously accepted to help secure our right to grow and raise our own food without Big Ag and our governments continued effort to close down small family farms.