Farmageddon is Now

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I attended the first screening of the movie Farmageddon in my area and I am still getting chills up and down my spine.  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 and mindless government bureaucracies. This is serious business folks and if you don’t think it will affect you, think again.

The producing and director, Kristin Canty has dedicated years of her life to bring this film to fruition. Here is our opportunity to spread the word about this horrendous situation and the imminent threat to our freedom to choose what we want to eat and to our local food supply.

Big Ag favored over small family farms

In her research for the film, Kristin Canty found out that governmental policies favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling local, fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the real source of food safety problems — most often the enormous industrial food machine — health officials implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive small farms out of business. These farmers, in their various local communities have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.

Food freedom is a right that is in jeopardy

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 unreasonable and 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.

Check out this 3 minute clip and tell me you don’t want to see the whole film.

People are commenting about the relevance of this film and how important it is:

As consumers our rights are being taken away because big agribusinesses want to control and dominate the food and the way it’s being grown. This is supposed to be the land of the free, yet our rights are being taken away every single day. We have the right to choose real foods instead of being forced to eat factory farmed and genetically modified foods. I’m pretty sure the big companies who are making these evil frankenfoods are sitting at home chowing down on some organic foods as we speak.

Farm-To-Consumer-Legal-Defense-Fund on the job

In recent weeks there has been an interesting turn of events in the lawsuit filed by the Farm-To-Consumer-Legal-Defense-Fund  against the FDA

On March 30 federal district judge Mark W. Bennett issued an order dismissing the lawsuit challenging the interstate commerce ban on raw milk for human consumption filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Along with six consumers, an agent for a buyers club, and a dairy farmer selling raw milk to out-of-state customers, the Legal Defense Fund filed suit in February 2010 over a federal regulation (21 CFR 1240.61). The regulation prohibits raw milk and raw milk products (other than raw cheese aged at least sixty days) from crossing state lines.

Lawsuit dismissed but FDA position is clear

(1) FDA is now on public record promising that it will not take action against individual consumers crossing state lines to obtain raw milk. “Citizens can now purchase raw milk in any state, take it back to their state of residence and consume it

(2) Americans now know FDA’s views on food freedom. In the course of the lawsuit, FDA made the following assertions:

“There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food.”
There is no fundamental right to one’s “own bodily and physical health.”
People “do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.”

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, Pete Kennedy explains, “It is clear now that if people want their right to eat the foods the FDA will have to be reined in.”

FDA has spoken against food freedom

Farmegeddon is here in America, right now folks, and its not going away without a fight. I don’t think the founding rebels of this country ever in their wildest dreams could have imagined that we would have to fight for food freedom. Right up there with freedom of speech and religious freedom we need to have it written in bold print.

The more buzzing about this in the blogosphere, the better it is.

Help promote this important film

Ask friends/family to put the film in their Netflix/ITunes cue…this can help the DVD get bestseller status with the NY Times!

Also, if you have seen the movie please log in to on the Farmageddon page and write a review…that increases the visibility of the movie on their site.

Kristin is hoping that once millions of people around the world watch Farmageddon, the outrage it stirs will change our food culture and protect our rights to healthy food!

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  • Hanna April 19, 2012, 7:29 am

    Sad after watching just the clip 🙁

    • Hanna April 19, 2012, 7:30 am

      Shared on Facebook to 🙂

  • Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry April 19, 2012, 11:14 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this video clip with us Jill. I will be the first in line to see this movie once it becomes available in my area.

  • Bebe April 19, 2012, 1:04 pm

    I ordered four copies from FTCLDF but am still waiting to receive them. One for me, one for my public library and the other two to share somehow… any ideas?

    • Bebe April 25, 2012, 3:37 pm

      Got my movies. Watched and cried. Wrote a review on Amazon. (I am B.Aiken, Wasilla, AK on Amazon) O.k., it was really a rally cry. But I am absolutely passionate about maintaining and regaining my freedoms and I want my children to see their mother as someone who did whatever was in her power to do in the face of injustice, abuse and tyranny.
      I am a stay-at-home mom who home schooled my kids until it became too much (my health, thyroid-adrenal-hormonal, the classic triad, has been challenged for several years) but I am still at home because I want to be here when my kids ARE home and because Grandma lives with us and needs close supervision.
      I consider my job to include procuring and preparing the best foods and medicines (herbs) to equip my children and husband to be fit for the battles of each new day. I also consider it part of my job to take charge of my own health and continue my education so that I stay sharp, capable and aware of the world around us, how it affects us and what we need to do to survive and thrive in that world, whatever life throws our way.
      This movie and others before it like Food, Inc., Fresh and Dirt, are just educational tools. What will I do with what I’ve learned is one of the great questions of my every day existence. I’ve never been content with complacency.

      • Jill April 25, 2012, 4:06 pm

        Hi Bebe,
        Thanks. You are really an inspiration!

  • Taleah April 19, 2012, 1:23 pm

    Wow. I will be watching the whole film. That’s so sad.

  • Saeriu April 19, 2012, 2:30 pm

    I gasped and jumped back when the guy poured out the milk on the side of the road. Really want to watch the whole thing.

  • Mrs. Z April 19, 2012, 3:57 pm

    Maddening. Just maddening.

  • Allison April 19, 2012, 4:21 pm

    How ironic — I just watched this movie this morning. It makes me SICK.TO.MY.STOMACH.

  • Christine April 19, 2012, 10:55 pm

    Heading to Netflix right now! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Amanda April 20, 2012, 4:00 pm

    I have been wanting to watch this for over a year! I’m so glad its out on DVD!!! I live in an area surrounded by small farmers, and the things that we are allowing our government to do TO US is horrific. Its time to break the chains of oppression in all aspects of our lives. I don’t want to be overly political, but this is one of the #1 reasons that I support Ron Paul. He knows the proper role of government, and it isn’t to force us to do ANYTHING, whether it is avoiding raw milk, getting vaccinated, or injecting ourselves with “medicine” we neither want or need.

  • Leslie April 23, 2012, 10:37 am

    Wow. Wow.
    It’s about money, isn’t it?

  • True Aim Education April 25, 2012, 12:34 am

    I have never heard about this movie so thank you for informing me. I can’t wait to see this movie. We have started to garden more and we just got chicks!

  • Thanks so much for the great review. I’ve had so many people asking me about this film. I’m going to share your post with them and on FB. We have to make this stop!

  • Amber May 1, 2012, 1:07 am

    Hi Jill,

    Always such great information!! Thank you for sharing your post with us last week on AFW! Be sure to check back this week for reader favorites and hostess picks.

    Be Well,
    –AFW Hostesses

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