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Farmageddon tells the story of family farms that were providing healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop by agents of misguided government bureaucracies.
Part consumer-rights advocacy, part abuse-of-power expose. --Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
This is a film well worth the watch. --Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post
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Kristin said, about why she made this film, "I decided I needed to tell this story. My goal was to let these honest farmers using centuries old farming practices tell their side of the stories. So, I set out to make a film. Farmageddon is in no way meant to convince anyone to drink raw milk, or eat grass fed beef, but rather an argument to allow those that want to make those choices to do so. It is simply about freedom of food choice. The government needs to stop harassing small farmers, private food buying clubs and co- ops without food freedom.... we are not free."
From the movie's website, "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."
"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."
I knew the basic premise of the movie before we went to see it as I had seen the trailer and have been impatiently waiting for it to come to a theater near me. It's such a travesty of justice that our small farmers are under fire, most times with no just cause. There are cases of food and animals being seized, hundreds of thousands of dollars of livestock, and equipment seized, for no reason. No complaints had been filed, no one had gotten sick. There have been raids of private food clubs, guns drawn on young children. It's not just isolated instanced. Google "farmers raided" and you will see too many examples. There are more examples on my post of last year, [..]
This is not the American Way!
I thought Farmageddon was brilliantly directed. Where it could have just been a very depressing story, there's hope here too. It's about the growing real food movement and how more and more people are looking to buy their food directly from their local farmers.
It's time for all of us to stand up for food freedom. For the freedom to choose real food for our families and for the choice to not have our food contaminated by GMOs. I am starting to wonder if it's going to take acts of civil disobedience - nonviolent resistance - and becoming vocal to the point where the FDA, USDA and our government understand that we are not going to put up with our small farmers being harassed and raided for good no reason. It's time to stand up for ourselved and our farmers!
This is a film that everyone should see. It's only in a few theaters now, but if you are near anywhere there is a showing, it's an incredible film. Below is the link to the website. There you can watch the trailer and see or arrange a screening. Highly recommended! - Review from Moms for Safe Food
Certain assumptions - call them associations - have clearly been made by those who enforce "The Law." One of them on display in this film is the equation of free-range farming with radical militancy. When you see - on CCTV - police moving through a private country store, open only to members of a co-op, with guns drawn, you can't help but think of Ruby Ridge; these police are reacting as if they're dealing with some kind of Militia which might, at any moment, open fire. When you hear a mother tell of her entire family being rounded up - at gunpoint - and held for six hours, confined to a single room of her house, you can't help conjuring up the term Storm Troopers. When you learn how an official of the FDA deliberately lied in order to have perfectly healthy sheep rounded up and exterminated, the phrase State-Sponsored Terrorism comes to mind.
Here's the point that forces you - absolutely, positively, unequivocally forces you - to ask "What's really going on?": the small, independent, free-range, organic farmers are NEVER EVER EVER going to be any kind of economic threat to the Big Agribusiness Establishment! There are simply too many people, and far too many people with extremely limited incomes and even more limited transportation resources, to ever abandon Agribusiness foods in favor of whole, fresh, organic foods. They may wish to, but circumstances will conspire to prevent them from doing so. It's just that simple. So what's it all about? Really, truly: what's it all about? The only possible answer is tyranny, pure and simple, for the sake of tyranny. There's simply nothing else out there - and, as the film makes abundantly clear, "Public Health" is nothing whatsoever but a cover for what's being done. So, yeah, we got tyranny.