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Thursday, 16 May 2013

"Farmageddon"


"No Longer Can You Eat What You Want"



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. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.

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.

8 comments:

  1. So how does raw milk stack up against inhaling tobacco smoke? Why is one legal , the other not?

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    1. It is very simple anon, there is absolutely no profit in raw milk for government, the government want you ill as they get around 80% of their funding from big pharma. Hemp Oil is the greatest healer on the planet but cannot be patented, so the pigs at the trough simply make it illegal....It's all about the money I'm afraid :(

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  2. Ian, I waited to watch this film until I had time as this week has been busy and I haven't been online much. I'm glad I watched it but it really saddened me.Only 1 comment, and that questioning the difference between tobacco being used legally and raw milk being illegal. This film is about so much more, it's about the removal of any rights folk think they have, it's about government control, it's about hidden agendas, it's about government agencies acting unlawfully and not being called to task for it, it's about the loss of our freedom to eat what we know to be the right foods for our bodies and to share that food with friends and family. I found it ironic that I watched this film today, with it's beautiful picture of the small private co-op which is according to american law illegal, after reading the disgraceful profit our local co-op have made which is apparently quite acceptable.
    Whilst I don't accept drinking any mammals milk,as I believe it to be meant for their offspring, I would defend anyone's right to do what they believe to be good for them. All the animals shown on these small organic farms were living as nature intended and eating what they were designed to eat, having a wonderful life. But no, the big corporations want all farming to be done large scale which in effect makes them factories not farms. All food and health scares, (BSE,Avian flu etc) are always traced back to the food these animals have been fed,(cattle being obligate herbivores, yet being fed ground up cattle as it was a cheap food source) or bad factory farming and transporting issues in the case of the avian flu which led back to Bernard Matthews factories.But nothing is ever done to bring these big corporations to justice, they prefer to go after the small scale suppliers who are doing things the right way.For anyone who thinks this won't happen over here, I would suggest they start looking at how many small herds we now have, and perhaps pop up to Rob Perchards "farm".
    Come on folk, please watch this video, after all it is only 3 coronation streets long and if the majority of you can take time to watch all the bloody catchups on these stupid soaps, surely you can take time to watch something that actually means something!!!

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    1. James H. MetaphorMay 19, 2013 10:32 pm

      Well said. I also waited to watch this video, and several others on this site, until I had time, as they are quite long, but very informative and well worth the time.
      I agree that it's disgraceful that the government thinks it can do what it likes, even against its own laws, and take away people's rights. People need to stand up and demand better. Love the comparison to our local Co-op's profit margins.
      Glad to hear from someone else who disagrees with dairy, we shouldn't be eating/drinking it, as it's unnatural and takes it away from the babies for which it was produced. I believe that it should be banned, but I accept many would not agree, and I'd settle for all farms being like those in this video, where the animals live as natural a life as possible. All the major health proplems in people and animals seem to stem from unnatural acts/going against nature. And many of them can be fixed by simply acting as naturally as possible. The further you go away from what nature intended, the worse things seem to get.
      Once again, this is an example of how the government supports big corporations that make lots of money and can afford to give lots of money to support the government. Or to be blunt, big companies can afford to bribe the lawmakers to make the laws that they want.
      If more people watched documentaries like this, instead of soaps, unrealistic "reality" tv shows, sports etc, then things might start to improve, but sadly the general population is brainwashed from childhood to obey without questioning and follow the herd, watching the same rubbish as everyone else.

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  3. James H. MetaphorMay 19, 2013 10:13 pm

    It's true what they say in the video, we can drink alcohol and smoke tobacco, though we know how bad they are, even taking them while pregnant, and that's not illegal. We can feed our children fast food and drug them up to the eyeballs, and that's actively encouraged. Similarly we can drive while inebriated (as long as we are slightly beneath the limit), and juggle chainsaws, and stab ourselves in the leg, if we choose to, and it's all perfectly legal (though we may get sectioned in an asylum if we do some things). However it is illegal to sell products like raw milk and hemp that have many proven health benefits, because they pose a health risk, apparently. We don't have the right to choose which products we take a risk on, but the government can make that decision for us and say "you can take a chance on this, but not that". Why are people putting up with this?
    It fancinates me that people still claim that the NWO is a conspiracy theory and that the media isn't under the control of the government/wealthy, despite things like this going on under their noses and the media largely refusing to report it. How is it that court cases can happen, where people admit that they are hiding cures for cancer, or suppressing the sales of raw milk for no reason, etc, with the media saying nothing about it, and people still think the government/media can be trusted? They have admitted to lying and breaking laws, why don't the judges issue injunctions ordering them to obey the laws? Why don't they charge them with harrassment, fraud, damage to property, etc? Why don't they hold them to account? These people just go back to work and carry on ruining people's lives. Doesn't it just make you sick?

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  4. Great comments you guys, just wait until my next offering tomorrow which will really sick you out and wake up anyone who watches it....

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  5. James H. MetaphorMay 19, 2013 10:46 pm

    I've always found it ridiculous that in order to have a farm that doesn't use any nasty chemicals you have to go through more paperwork/red tape then those that use these harmful chemicals freely. Why should it be more difficult to farm organically? Why is the onus of proof and the extra requirements placed on them?
    Surely the non-organic farmers should be the ones who have to jump through all the hoops. If the law was that all produce/farms were assumed to be organic unless registered and labelled otherwise, and farmers had to use organic methods unless they had registered as a non-organic farm, then organic foods would be as cheap as non-organic. If the non-organic farms had to go through all the tests and ensure their crops were safe, and organic food were just checked to ensure they were organic, they would be on equal footing and people would have a fair choice between the two.
    Why does the government want the organic food to be more difficult to make/farm/grow/sell? Why do they want it to be more expensive? Because it is more healthy, and they want us sick.
    Ask yourself this: If the government wanted us to eat healthily, why wouldn't they just tax unhealthy foods, like those high in fats and sugars, and subsidise healthy foods, like organic produce?
    Imagine a supermarket where the crisps, fizzy drinks, biscuits etc were all three, five, or even ten times their current price, and the organic fruit and veg was a third, a fifth or even a tenth of it's current price. Which do you think people would buy more of then?
    But that won't ever happen unless people wake up to the truth about what they are eating and demand better from their government.

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  6. I admit my research wasn't extensive (based on internet searches) but I can't find any Jersey laws that ban raw milk. I did find a law from 1991 revised in 2006 that mentions accepted levels of pesticides in foods (theres an acceptable level?), that mentions raw milk. That seems to suggest that its legal to sell it, if a law revised in 2006 still refers to it, right?
    Does anyone know if any supermarkets or farmers markets or farm shops or whatever on the island sell raw milk?
    I'd love to get some, if possible

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