Kristin Canty is the filmmaker behind “Farmageddon: the unseen war on American family farms.” She is proud and pleased at how the documentary has shed light on the dangers of modern industrial farming practices. And yet now her life has taken a new turn; she has shifted from fighting those whose regulations threaten small-scale farms to running a farm herself. She now owns a farm and runs an organic/sustainable/local restaurant in New Hampshire.
You will be inspired by both stages of her life:
- how she took on the idea of making the movie, ignoring the naysayers
- how it had much more success than anticipated
- the influence of raw milk and traditional dietary practices on her son’s health and, subsequently, on her lifestyle
- the movie’s impact on the raw milk movement
- how/why she got into farming and the restaurant business
- why real food is a priority for Kristin and her family (and why it should be one for all of us)
Kristin Canty is the filmmaker behind “Farmageddon: the unseen war on American family farms.” She is proud and pleased at how the documentary has shed light on the dangers of modern industrial farming practices. And yet now her life has taken a new turn. In some ways, she’s moved from fighting government regulations that impose burdens on small farms to simply farming herself.
Here is her story of what motivated her to make the movie in the first place and why she now owns a farm and runs an organic/sustainable/local restaurant in New Hampshire. You will be moved to make a difference in your own way, wherever you are!
Highlights from today’s episode include:
- how Farmaggedon has impacted people and what they have done after watching it.
- how the movie is show in colleges as part of the curriculum and how it has impacted students.
- what motivated Kristin to make the movie.
- how Kristin’s son was cured from extreme allergies by drinking raw milk and eating a traditional diet.
- how Kristin changed her lifestyle after that.
- how Kristin’s new way of life was being threatened by the government and how a fundraiser ran by Sally Fallon to protect farmers got Kristin into action and ended up with her making the movie.
- how Kristin pushed through to get the movie out even when other people said no one would be interested.
- how a movie executive got interested on the movie and helped get it out.
- how it had much more success than expected.
- how it has brought more people to the raw milk movement.
- what has changed in the farming scene in the past years.
- how many young people are interested in farming today.
- what WWOOFing is.
- information on Kristen’s farm and restaurant.
- how she got into owning a restaurant and a farm.
- how to make a positive impact on what’s happening in the farm food scene.
- how the food we put into our bodies should be our priority.
- how the WAPF is putting together a list of restaurants that are WT friendly.
- why Kristin’s restaurant is so popular.