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An informative must read article from one of the leaders in Organic Farming Joel Salatin. Who we had the fortune to see at the last mother earth conference which was incredible. From Joel Salatin June 1, 2012

We have nothing against organic certification as it is much better than conventional farming. Joel says it best when he talks about knowing your farmer and where locally your food comes from. Ethics and Integrity are how we live and run our Mountain Valley Farm. It is all about supporting our local community with fresh produce.

Ever since Americans convinced elected officials that organic licensure was an important function of the government, Polyface has been vilified, misunderstood, and often mistrusted for not participating in the program. We’e spent a lotof time defending our independent mindset and have certainly made enemies by holding to our position.

I sat on the very first organic certification panel in Virginia, prior to federal involvement, and was appalled at the politica lhanky-panky even at the earliest, smallest, introductory stage. I resigned after only two certification sessions.

Pardon me while I yell across the world: ”I TOLD YOU SO!” I wish ill to no one, but I confess it is sweet exoneration when the following news blast came out today. I deeply appreciate the work of Cornucopia for sticking with integrity and exposing the charade that has become the organic certification program.

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A list of some must see entertaining movies.

Dirt: The Movie (2009)

A funny, thoughtful, and, um grounded look at the fundamental ingredient vital to everything that feeds us.

Food, Inc. (2008)

The rock stars of the ethical eating movement — Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser — weigh in on all that is wrong in America’s industrialized food system. Methinks my son summed up this film best: “Sometimes the scariest films are the ones that are real.”

Fresh (2009)

Down with the corporate behemoths of the American food economy who threaten the country’s food security, livelihood of small farmers, and our choices as consumers. This doco features fresh thinking from urban farming activist Will Allen and sustainable farmer Joel Salatin.

King Corn (2007)

Two friends head to the heartland to learn a thing or two about how food is farmed and where food comes from.

Super Size Me (2004)

Cult classic with Morgan Spurlock eating his way to bad health on a month’s worth of Maccas. Required viewing for fast food fans.

The Garden (2008)

A group of mostly working class, Latino South Central Farmers fought the good fight — and they’re still at it — for the basic human need to grow food, in this Academy Award nominated film.

The Future of Food (2004)

Deborah Koons Garcia reveals the unappetizing truth about genetically modified foods: Do you really know what you’re dishing up for dinner?

The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2006)

A flamboyant farmer turns his family’s dying farm into a thriving CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Bonus: He flaunts a feather boa while driving his tractor.


Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

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