A movie premier in Chico?
A movie that is also premiering in places like New York, San Francisco and LA. Sounds like the place to be!
Due to the wonderful Chaffin Family Orchards and Carol Albrecht the film Farmageddon was shown at the El Rey Theatre a few weeks ago and filmmaker Kristy Canty was there to introduce it and answer questions following the movie. All for the bargain price of $6 (That’s less than it cost to take my son to see Cars 2 this past weekend).
You can read a review from the NY Times on the movie here.
My review – WOW.
As a person who gets Raw Milk from a local cowshare, gets veggies from a local CSA and tries* to do the majority of shopping at farmer’s markets and local natural food stores this is scary stuff. (*note – tries, I am still struggling!!)
My mind is still completely baffled by the idea that you can easily go to the grocery store and buy cigarettes, alcohol, junk food laden with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), savory foods laden with MSG, and “healthy” meals with a list of ingredients that you can’t pronounce longer than the nutritional facts – and there is NO problem with that.
BUT – your local farm could be being harassed for working to produce organic, bio-dynamic, natural grass-fed meats & pastured meats and raw dairy products.
Say What??? I guess I am missing something.
Or maybe it isn’t me that is missing something…
If you have the opportunity go see Farmageddon, you won’t be disappointed.