Thursday, September 8, 2011

American Meat

The star of this trailer (and one would assume the movie) is Joel Salatin whose Polyface farm became famous after Michael Pollan's  book The Omnivore's Dilemma .  In this book (and you must read it if you haven't already) Pollan goes and lives on Polyface to learn about Joel's approach to farming.  What he finds is truly revelatory, Salatin is a revelutionary farmer who makes a very strong case for how good, sustainable, farming and raising of animals is not only possible, but profitable.  Farming is about the stewardship of the land.  All that comes from corporate factory farming or CAFOs (concentrated, animal, feeding, operations) is the destruction of it.

Watch this:

AMERICAN MEAT TRAILER from Leave It Better on Vimeo.

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