Friday, April 02, 2010

Director and co-founder of Growing Power as well as a 2008 MacArthur Fellow, Will Allen, talks about sustainable farming and the new documentary FRESH. Joel Salatin, who is featured in FRESH, shares his experiences as a sustainable farmer.

Get Tickets to FRESH Week Events, including two Joel Salatin lectures at Columbia Teacher's Collage and Will Allen at WNYC's Greene Space.


Will Allen and Joel Salatin

Comments [12]

Peter from Limington, Maine

FEMA data indicates Maine has approx. four days supply of food in stores and their Maine located warehouses. If for some reason there was a transportation interrupt, where do you find food? Get to know your local Farmer or CSA.

Apr. 05 2010 10:28 PM
carolyn from NYC

jp from nj

yes, the farm bill is horrible but if you wait for change to come from the top, it will never happen. the farm bill has not always been there and it doesn't have to always be there. but so what? ignore it. pretend it doesn't exist. grow some of your own food and buy the rest directly from small farmers. if enough people do that, it will change everything

Apr. 05 2010 08:06 PM
LoriKay47 from St Joseph, MO

This IS able to work, and we DO vote with what we want for food with every meal we eat. I've seen Fresh twice, and this revolution will not die out or be squelched....thanks Joel for all you've done - I want to eat BBQ at your house!! :)

Apr. 05 2010 07:04 PM
JP from NJ

2 words that make this all a pipe dream, "farm bill". It’s the most lobbied bill in existence and companies spend millions to make sure they get what they want, not what you want. Nothing will realistically change on a large scale until you radically change the farm bill. Same could be said about most of the problems we have. Nothing will realistically change on a large scale until you outlaw all lobbying….

Apr. 02 2010 11:49 AM
Ori from Brooklyn

FRESH is a super important movie, I think anyone who eats should watch it. Unlike Food, inc it inspires you to make changes instead of of only making you upset about the current situation. I loved it and highly recommend watching it!

Apr. 02 2010 11:06 AM
Kerissa from Brooklyn

After I read about Joel in 'The Omnivore's Dilemna' I switched from supermarket meat to local, grass-fed farmer's market meat. It really is better and I feel comforted in knowing that the animal I'm eating has led a natural life and hopefully never saw a CAFO.

Apr. 02 2010 10:58 AM
Demetri from brooklyn

Cost is not really an issue; it is really a matter of priority. How many people who would complain about the cost of organic food have a plasma tv or own a car. The costs allow the farmer to live a decent life. You wouldn't want to exploit a factory worker, why exploit a farmer?

Apr. 02 2010 10:57 AM
Bobby G from East Village

This farmer, Joel Salatin, knows what he's doing.

Apr. 02 2010 10:55 AM
Robert from NYC

As long as it's affordable to EVERYONE. Let's not get hung up with it costs this much and that much. Regarding the real estate cost on NYC that Brian referred to well those are outrageous rates artificially set up by people looking to make lots of money using many excuses we buy to keep the market going at high rates. If we set up that real estate for farms be lower then we got a deal to keep prices on an equal level for all.

Apr. 02 2010 10:54 AM
Julia from NYC

I recently saw Mr. Salatin in the Food, Inc. documentary, and was really impressed with the work that he's doing.

I got the impression from Food, Inc. that this nation's farmers are under attack by companies such as Monsanto. Could Mr. Salatin comment on whether he is under outside pressure to change his methods?

I fear for our farmers.

Apr. 02 2010 10:54 AM
Kerissa from Brooklyn

Will & Joel: I would like to know if the USDA has made it easier for artisanal slaughterhouses to process small-farm, grass-fed beef.

Apr. 02 2010 10:53 AM
Nicole from Brooklyn, NY

The farm being described sounds amazing. I want to buy all of my food from this farm for the rest of my life. Hope people wise up and see how corporations are ruining our food, environment and economy.

Apr. 02 2010 10:52 AM

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