Farmaggedon: Food Justice Film SeriesOctober 2, 2012
The Food Justice Film Series, funded by the Mellon Foundatino Elemental Arts Initiative and the EA Program and PO Dining Services, is designed to bring to the Claremont Colleges innovative documentaries that probe the dilemmas associated with the production, distribution, and consumption of food in America. Farmageddon is the second in the series. 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.
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