Farmageddon in the Twin Cities
This Saturday & Sunday Only - October 15 and 16
|You may not know it, but your right to access fresh, healthy foods is under attack. |
The new documentary Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms tells the story of how small family farms and private food buying clubs that provide safe, healthy foods to their communities are being forced to shut down, through harsh, sometimes extreme, actions of the FDA and state and local agencies. The film explores why these extreme actions are taking place across the country, unbeknownst to most Americans.
Catch this thought-provoking movie in Minneapolis with the Farmesota and Food Freedom Project
Saturday 1:00-3:30 pm, October 15
St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main Street
Sunday 3:00-4:30 pm, October 16
Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake Street
Let's show Minnesota that this is an important subject. We are concerned about our rights to consume healthy food and want to see our small, family farms protected.
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Following the Saturday, October 15th showing, a panel of local experts will discuss the issue from various angles and what can be done about it. The discussion will highlight the critical need to preserve our access to local, wholesome foods of all kinds, and what local and national efforts are underway to protect these fundamental rights.
There will also be a Silent Auction with some amazing items donated from local co-ops, acupuncturist, foodies and more to help raise money for the Food Freedom Project and the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
* Sarah Anderson - Minnesota State Representative (43A), author of the Minnesota Raw Milk Access Bill
* Kathryn Niflis Johnson, BSN, RN - natural health educator Optimal Health Connection
* Diane Miller - Minnesota attorney, co-founder National Health Freedom Coalition/Action
* Paul Reese - Minnesota grass-based dairy farmer
* Tracy Singleton - owner of Birchwood Cafe
Read the Farmesota press release.
"Farmageddon is a powerful film documenting the U.S. government's constant attacks on innocent farmers and consumers in an attempt to protect massive corporate interests. When the government controls the food you eat and the healthcare you receive, sickness is pervasive - this is exactly what has happened in the U.S."
- Dr. Joseph Mercola, Founder mercola.com
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. More...
Read Reviews by The Washington Post (3 stars), the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times (NYT Critics' Pick)
Follow Kristen Canty on Twitter
Farmesota is a group of
consumers committed to connecting Minnesotan farmers and Minnesota residents to the foundational principles that have allowed humans to thrive for millennia.
The MNHLRP Food Freedom Project is a consumer organization formed to protect access to natural health care in Minnesota. The Food Freedom Project focuses on allowing easy access to nutrient dense foods that people need to maintain health. Learn more
FTCLDF levels the playing field, making it more difficult for the government to win wars of attrition that drag farmers through a series of administrative and judicial hearings; membership in the Fund enables them to spend their resources on farming instead of lawyers.
In addition to litigation and beyond day-to-day member services, the Fund's work includes advising on state and federal legislation (see HR 1830 petition), as well as working on matters at the administrative level before federal and state agencies.
Emergency member services are available 24/7 through a hotline answering service. This benefit has been a legal lifeline to farmers, buying clubs and even for consumers facing government enforcement action.
Read a sampling of Fund testimonials and you can see why consumers are stepping up to support and defend farmers.
Donations to the Fund are not tax-deductible.