Cinema Village on New York City's east side hosted, (7/9-7/14), the documentary by Kristin Canty, "Farmageddon: The Unseen War on Family Farms."
This documentary is for those that care about what they eat and drink and overall food security and freedom.
- Do you know where your food comes from?
- Who grew or produced your food and drink?
- Does it matter to you if your chicken breast came from a chicken that never saw the light of day, ate food they were not meant to eat or were in a large room with 5,000 other beak-less chickens until slaughter?
How about your milk coming from cows that are injected with growth hormones and medications to allow them the stay in a continued state of pregnancy in order to deliver more milk than cows should?
Then that milk goes into a vat with milk from hundreds of other cows, get pasteurized, homogenized, synthetic vitamins and minerals are added back in and cartoned, then trucked many many miles? For most of Fairfield County, eating factory farmed meat and processed dairy is the norm. "Hey if the food wasn't safe then the FDA would do something about it." Right?
Well Kristin found out that the FDA is doing something about food safety! They are organizing raids and harassing food and milk producers all over the country. They are coming in with swat teams, inspectors and sheriffs with search warrants, of course.
Are they raiding the dairy farms of "Dean Foods" the countries largest dairy or Tyson Foods, the largest meat producer in the world? No, this movie documents the raids on many small family owned farms, costing taxpayers millions! Why??
The other side was not open to discuss this question in the movie. My version of why is that less family farms equals more profit for the corporations. The 2005 sales of $26 billion for Tyson foods must improve every year to satisfy shareholders. The big picture of Food Security is under attack. “Farmageddon” spews this all over the big screen for everybody to see.
It may create a tear or two along with some create anger as was shared in the Q & A after with Kristin, that is okay if we the people act. If we begin to wake up to corporation controlled government and their agenda, there is still time to full heartly support local farms and use the only thing we have that the corporations care about, money! Use your money on real food and real “raw milk."
Kristin Canty, mother of four, learned that raw milk could help one of her sons suffering from multiple allergy and asthma when medications were not working. She added in raw milk and watched him drastically improve. Because of what she learned about small family owned farms getting raided, she acted out and created this movie. You do not have to make a movie to make a difference, your next purchase, your next conversion, your next decision of what to put into your mouth is the best place to start.