FRESH FILM EXTRAS
FRESH PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Russ Kremer, the President of the Missouri Farmers’ Union and of Ozark Mountain Pork Coop discusses the danger of concentrating animals in feedlots . . .
Will Allen, 6ft 7″ former professional basketball player, is now one of the most influential leaders of the food security & urban farming movement. His farm and not-for-profit, Growing Power, have trained and inspired people in every corner of the US to start growing food sustainably. This man and his organization go beyond growing food. They provide a platform for people to share knowledge and form relationships in order to develop alternatives to the industrial food system.
Joel Salatin writes in his website that he is “in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture.” And if you visited his farm, you’d know he means it & lives it!
He produces beef, chicken, eggs, turkey, rabbits, and forestry product. Yet, Joel calls himself a grass-farmer, for it is the grass that transform the sun into energy that his animals can then feed on. By closely observing nature, Joel created a rotational grazing system that not only allows the land to heal but also allows the animals to behave the way the were meant to — as in expressing their “chicken-ness” or “pig-ness”, as Joel would say.
FRESH Post-Screening Discussion, Minneapolis on June 2, 2009
FRESH Post-Screening Discussion, San Francisco on June 12, 2009
FRESH Post-Screening Discussion, Berkeley on June 15, 2009