Food on Film Presents American Meat


  • March 10, 2012
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  • Offering Format: Public Event, Lecture
  • Cahners Theater
  • Free
  • Associated Persons

    Jonathan D. Kemp, president, FoodEx/Organic Renaissance Food Exchange, New Bedford, MA; Dan Mandich, owner, Westminster Meats, Westminster Station, VT; Danielle Nierenberg, senior researcher and director, Nourishing the Planet Program, Worldwatch Institute; Theo Weening, global meat coordinator, Whole Foods Market; Nick Zigelbaum, livestock manager, Siena Farms, Sudbury, MA


This new documentary chronicles America's grassroots revolution in sustainable meat production. The film, an official selection of Food Day 2011, explains our current industrial meat system and shows the feedlots and confinement operations, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. Featuring legendary sustainable farmer Joel Salatin, American Meat frames the debate on whether sustainable meat production could ever meet the needs of the consuming public and showcases the people who could change everything about the way meat reaches the American table.

A discussion follows the screening about the sustainable meat industry and whether it can meet the needs of the world's, and New England's, growing population.

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