InGreedients – Oct 10th

This comes to us from the Willamette  Farm & Food Coalition.  The Eugene and South Lane Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation will be having a booth at the movie showing.  Please stop by and say “hi”!

InGreedients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root
A feature length documentary illustrating how people around the country are working to revitalize the connection between real food, local community, and health. Extensive coverage of some of our farmer and chef friends here in the Willamette Valley!

WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 6-9pm  Doors open at 5:30

WHERE: Sprout! FoodHub, 418 A Street in Downtown Springfield

Suggested Donation: $5 with 2 cans of food (no one will be turned away)

Proceeds benefit Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance and Sprout!

Food donations will go to FOOD for Lane County.

The Weston A. Price Foundation gave this movie a thumbs up: http://www.westonaprice.org/thumbs-up-dvdmedia/ingreedients

July 22nd–26th: "Farmageddon" showing in Portland

The movie Farmageddon premiered last month in major cities.  This month it will be showing in Portland!

July 22nd – 26th
Portland OR
Hollywood Theater
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212
http://hollywoodtheatre.org/coming-soon/farmageddon/

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.

Links:
Farmageddon Movie website: http://farmageddonmovie.com/
Farmageddon on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Farmageddon-The-Movie/115376791816555
Hollywood Theater: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/coming-soon/farmageddon/

Articles and reviews:
http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/farmageddon-director-is-interviewed/
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22073.cfm
http://highlyuncivilized.com/2011/06/21/farmageddon-the-movie/
http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/farmageddon-the-movie-an-attack-on-your-right-to-grow-and-sell-food