Footage Available Online
Allan Savory – Keeping Cattle: cause or cure for climate crisis? Understand how livestock, particularly cattle, fit into climate change and the reality of their potential impact for positive change.
Brilliant author Dan Dagget, demonstrates how ruminant livestock can be used for land restoration and rebuilding damaged habitats.
Brilliant ad by Chipotle of rancher’s “going back to the start” and abandoning their industrialized models.
Lunatic Farmer, Joel Salatin, talks about alternative farming, the importance of livestock, and building resiliency.
It all starts with soil, and understanding how nature uses animals and herds to create impact as a tool is key to understanding ecosystem recovery. “It’s not about the numbers of cattle, it’s the management.”
The Savory Institute has discovered that appropriately grazing livestock like cattle is in fact the key to reversing desertification, which is possibly the greatest contributor to man-made climate change.
How to Save the Planet – Commercial by Holistic Management International to help people understand how livestock sequester carbon, build up fertility, and increase soil water holding capacity to reduce flood danger.
How Farming Can Reverse Global Warming, by Timothy J LaSalle, CEO of Rodale Institute at CalCAN discussing what changes need to happen to both feed a growing hungry population and have positive changes towards climate change
John Stossel interview’s Joel Salatin about food freedom, raw milk, and the rawesome raid and how liberty relates to consumer eating choices.
“Lunatic Farmer,” Joel Salatin, featured in this news clip by Channel 12/24 KHSL here in Chico on his 2011
Very creative spoof of “Star Wars” about the battle to make organic foods readily available to consumers
We Are What We Eat by Aaron Lucich who spent years in traditional media and then dedicated his life to finding and proclaiming truth. He focuses on solutions in food, agriculture, and resource allocation. Be sure to also watch his individual clips with:
Joel Salatin – Sissy Farmer
Raw Milk Ninja Mark McAfee
Brock Dolman – The Beauty of Grass
Bob Cannard – Nutrient Cycling
Will Winters – Holistic Animal Care
Allan Savory – Reversing Desertification
Chris Masterjohn on Cholesterol
On The Anatomy Of Thrift: Hog Butchery “The first episode in the instructional web-series from Farmrun and Farmstead Meatsmith, in which we demonstrate how to butcher one side of pork.” Even though we don’t raise pork, this family has done tremendous work in explaining the value of old world techniques, terroir, nose-to-tail eating, and the greater community.
Modern day Johnny Appleseed’s, Common Vision goes around the state planting fruit trees at schools. Utilizing dance, live music, theater, and craft projects this program teaches kids about where food really comes from and how they can help create self reliance. Then the kids actually get their hands dirty and plant a fruit tree orchard at their school that can later be integrated into the lunch program.
See this excerpt from Food Inc. with Michael Pollan and look at the modern mechanized beef cattle industry and how it relates to E.Coli O157:H7 and ammonia in meat.
The Wall Street Journal covers the result of feed quality in CAFO’s when the price of corn goes up in comparison to grass-fed cattle
World according to Monsanto – “There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it – it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world.”
FatHead – “Guess what? Fat and cholesterol don’t cause heart disease. The theory was based on bogus science from the very beginning.”
Sally Fallon who started the Weston A Price Foundation and wrote the famous cookbook Nourishing Traditions speaks about the value of traditional diets in restoring health and alleviating modern ailments.
Weston Price Mission
Dangers of Soy
USDA Food Pyramid
Story of Stuff – Learn how resources travel from raw materials to consumables and what impacts that’s having to our societies, cultures, and economomies.
Films For Purchase
Farmageddon – The Unseen War on American Family Farms, by Kristin Canty, a sobering look at the governments militant approach to small scale food production particularly in regards to raw milk. If you support consumer right’s to choose your own foods than you NEED to see this film. Watch the Trailer
FRESH The Movie, by ana Sofia joanes, featuring Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, and Will Allen, “celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.” Watch the Trailer
Food Inc “lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.” Watch the Trailer
Nature: Holy Cow “about 8,000 years ago, the relationship between cows and man began with the revolutionary advent of domestication in Mesopotamia. There were many possible candidates for the job but only the cow fit the specific criteria humankind needed: not too flighty, breeds well in captivity, grows at a good pace, not aggressive, requires a low maintenance diet. Our ancestors chose wisely: Cows provide just about all of our basic needs: milk, meat, and leather.” Follow the progression of herd animals through industrialization and back towards a system of grass-based grazing. Watch This Clip from the Lasater Ranch, a family-run grassfed operation that for nearly 100 years has promoted common sense in ranching and fitting livestock to what the land can provide and benefit from.
Homegrown Revolution In the midst of a densely urban setting in downtown Pasadena, radical change is taking root. For over twenty years, the Dervaes family have transformed their home into an urban homestead. They harvest nearly 3 tons of organic food from their 1/10 acre garden while incorporating many back-to-basics practices, as well as solar energy and biodiesel.Watch the Trailer
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Polycultures – Food Where We Live “firmly rooted in the idea that local/sustainable food is good for the health of individuals, communities, local economies, and the environment. To balance the advocacy perspective, it features many national and international experts who place area food production in the bigger picture of sustainability. The term “polyculture” refers to the ecologically-minded technique of growing a diversity of crops/animals on one farm, but it also represents the documentary’s participants coming from very different backgrounds to arrive at similar conclusions and take coordinated action.” Watch the Trailer
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