In case you haven’t caught the buzz about the new documentary on food freedom and small farms, called Farmageddon, Kimberly Hartke, publicist for The Weston A. Price Foundation, wrote a post about it on her blog, Hartke is Online, on Friday. The Weston A. Foundation also did a write up about it for all of their members (read here).
I’m not sure what I’m more excited about: the fact that the movie is nearly out or that it was produced by fellow mom and Weston A. Price member, Kristin Canty.
Kristin’s sorrow, over the treatment of how local small farmers have been increasingly harassed by government agencies, inspired her to travel cross country with a pulled together film crew to document this hidden attack on our food freedom. When seeing her son’s allergies completely recede after adopting a real food based diet, including fresh (raw) milk and pastured meats, Kristin became aware of not only the importance of this nourishing food in her life, but the importance of access to this food.
Farmageddon documents the very recent and very real attacks by our government on our small farmers. Imagine being woken from your bed at gunpoint by federal marshals calling for an inspection, only to realized they are seizing everything. They do not even need proof on anything: just suspicion.
Sadly, once these small farmers have been invaded, they often can not recover from the financial devastation of having all their property seized and/or destroyed. Many times, the stigma of these “inspections” create doubt in consumers’ minds, creating even more financial loss.
By this is the whole idea, no? Destroy the small farmer by any means necessary: financial, territorial, even, psychological. This is warfare, plain and simple; and it is happening right in our own backyards to our friends and neighbors. Remember, an attack of these small farms is an attack on our food freedom, make no oversight on this great importance.
In spite of what’s been happening in our country as of late, I still look toward the positive: there are so many new voices trumpeting the call to real food; more and more everyday folks are becoming aware of what’s really going on in our “food” system and are willing to find and purchase better sources of food; and movies, like the one Kristin produced, are waking this great nation up to bring about positive change.
We will get what we focus on, folks, so remember to focus on the positive and make that grow. Oh, and spread the word about this daring film, which will be showing in New York City at Cinema Village on July 8-14. I, for one and hopefully many, will be there…focusing on what I want more of.