American Meat Screening

This Weds, Oct 17, we’ll replace our big meeting with a trip to May Auditorium in Simon Hall at 5:30 p.m. for a screening of the movie American Meat.

A little information about the film:

American Meat is a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America.

Wednesday, Oct 17

Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a local-food movement of farmers, chefs, and everyday people has taken root… But could it ever feed us all?

For more details, check out the website. You can also find a description of the panel (and the food to be served preceding the film!) at Feast Magazine.

Madeleine Daepp

I'm a math and econ student at WashU. Though I love digging in the dirt, I hope one day to combine my urban gardening and my academic background to work in food justice. But full confession? If I could afford land and livestock, I would have a pig farm in the mountains.

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