‘Farmageddon’ – Local foods documentary coming to Yankton

The Yankton Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter will be showing the documentary film, "Farmageddon: The Unseen War On American Family Farms," Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m., at the Dakota Theatre, located at 328 Walnut Street in downtown Yankton.

First-time 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.

Canty is a Massachusetts mom whose 4-year-old son was healed of multiple allergies by adding farm fresh (raw) milk to his diet. She grew increasingly alarmed at the state and federal government's armed raids of farm buying clubs and health food coops around the nation.

In particular, the targeting of the very food that restored her son to perfect health, roused this mother of four children, to document on film the harsh actions against family farms.

What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities.

Canty interviews experts on health and nutrition and leading local foods advocates to give an assessment of the plight of farmers who seek to meet the growing demand for healthy, ecologically-grown food.

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information about restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet. A healthy diet which includes locally grown produce and pastured dairy and meat can improve your overall well being.

For additional informtion visit the "Farmageddon" Web site: http://farmageddonmovie.com.

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