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Farmageddon: A Food Documentary That Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call to All Americans

Farmageddon: A Food Documentary That Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call to All Americans

Last night, I went to go see the documentary Farmageddon, a movie that I had been hearing about for the last few months. Farmageddon highlights the USDA’s brutal crackdown on farmers selling raw milk and how the agency’s heavy-handed, corrupt and politically-motivated ways have destroyed the lives of small, organic farmers trying to do the […]

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Last night, I went to go see the documentary Farmageddon, a movie that I had been hearing about for the last few months.

Farmageddon highlights the USDA’s brutal crackdown on farmers selling raw milk and how the agency’s heavy-handed, corrupt and politically-motivated ways have destroyed the lives of small, organic farmers trying to do the right thing.

The objective of the movie is not to promote raw milk, however. The objective of the movie is to get people to wake up and to start demanding change.

Our food system is in serious, serious peril. As of now, Big Ag has tremendous influence in setting food policy and controlling the USDA, all to the detriment of organics.

This has resulted in monoculture farming, widespread adoption of genetically-modified foods and seeds, growth hormones and antibiotics for animals, toxic pesticides and factory farms — nothing that creates more nutritious food.

Additionally, as Farmageddon so deftly points out, it has also resulted in Americans losing their right to choose what to eat, grow and sell.

Yet the reality is this. Americans are not getting angry enough and raising hell with our president, senators and representatives. Politicians would absolutely change their views regarding industrial agriculture if they knew that their jobs were in jeopardy.

Hopefully, this movie will serve as a true wake-up call for all Americans. We MUST make change happen.

What Can You Do?

1) There is a list of resources on the Farmageddon website of ways to get involved.

2) Sign up for the newsletter at The Center for Food Safety, my favorite non-profit when it comes to protecting the rights of organic consumers. They are constantly suing Monsanto and the USDA in order to protect organic food.

3) Get involved, don’t sit back and educate your friends and family as to what is truly going on in this country.

If you are under the assumption that President Obama cares about protecting organic food, then you must watch this video I shot recently with Andrew Kimbrell, the Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety.

Our president has a very, very strong GMO agenda.


8 Comments

  • rebecca johnson says:

    I’m so glad to see you sharing this movie. I watched this a few months back and it made me so frustrated to see the total nonsense these people are being subjected to.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      Yes, it is a very important movie and one that should really wake up a lot of Americans. I hope that it has, and I left the movie feeling the exact same way you did.

      Live well,
      Max

  • Rana says:

    This is truly fucking ridiculous. I watched the documentary. The government needs us all to be sick. Eat crappy food, be sick, spend money on medicine and the circle goes round and round. The unhealthiest people are making the rich richer. I saw the group that raided the Smith’s house. Did anyone else notice how one of the inspectors was a BIG FAT GIANT black man who looks like since he clearly lives in McDonalds, he actually has no damn clue what is healthy and what’s not… Yet he is among the group of people condemning these innocent farmers who are not harming anybody and simply serving the community health milk and yogurt!!! There are METH LABS and CRACK HOUSES and WHORE HOUSES all over the country, yet the government is wasting away millions of tax payer dollars to support unnecessary search warrants and seizure parties against small farming families????? WTF??? What’s sad, is that we, the American people are by now welllll aware of how corruptible and destructive the government is. They are not looking out for our welfare, they only care about what’s most profitable. Shit, Hostess has been around for decades and I cannot pronounce half the crap that’s on the label, People have been reported to literally go insane and kill others on twinky diets,,, yet twinkies are perfectly legal… but these small American farms who produce and sell, milk and eggs and corn are being ambushed by MR. ANDERSON AND THE MEN IN BLACK????? The first lady to start speaking on this documentary describes how a man in a suit and tie, much like the guys from the matrix movies, stood and the base of her stairway, standing at an angle with most of is body hiding behind a wall (to protect himself from what??) POINTING A GUN AT HER IN HER OWN HOME and told her that they were there to ‘inspect her farm???” WTFFFFF????? The question and concerns are WHAT CAN WE DO??? What can we do? This country is extremely over populated especially on the coasts, and we have to feed every body! It’s ok to feed them garbage, as long as they eat. And what is this new law Obama is passing? Everybody MUST have health coverage??? If we were allowed to eat fresh, locally grown, pesticide-free, hormone-free, fresh, safe, healthy food,,,, WE WOULDN’T NEED SO MUCH MEDICAL INTERVENTION!!! you greedy heartless, soul-less bastards! What can we do?? We could picket and rally in front to the DOA, but I have a feeling they would just open fire on the protesters and get away with it. I love my country, but I absolutely hate how it’s being run and the people who are running it. Money talks. Our children will not outlive us because of how are food is being processed, more and more children are on more and more medicine for reasons that can be easily avoided if they had access to fresh and healthy food. This is so sad. No other country in the world has an obesity problem, cancer epidemics, and diabetes and heart disease like this frickin country. Yet the guys in the DOA office buildings, the ones who refuse to be in front of the cameras, the ones who have their receptionists deal with the public, let them live off of fast food for a few weeks and see how they feel so they can understand what they are putting the public through. We need to make an impact… this is a democratic country where WE (supposedly) choose our leaders. We can somehow run these murderers and their body guards out of the government and replace them with some real farmers!!!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Rana,

      I feel your frustration. It is an absolute crime that the government is wasting time cracking down on raw milk producers when there are serious problems to be dealt with in the rest of society. This is why we must work hard to make our voices be heard. Most importantly, we have to vote with our dollars.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Live well,
      Max

  • David says:

    I just sent both my Senators a link to the trailer and asked them to watch it and comment. If they even read my email will be quite a stretch… and watching the trailer… well, that would really be OVER the top!

    David

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi David,

      Thanks so much for sending the link to your senators. The filmmaker showed the movie to a congresswoman from Maine (Chellie Pingree) and her staff, and if we keep spreading the word, the message will get out. Thanks again!

      Live well,
      Max

  • Victoria says:

    Thanks for posting that movie. Your blog caught my eye because of the “max”. My last name is often mistake for Maxwell but it’s Maxfield.

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