I was able to attend a local screening of the movie FRESH last night. It's got my hero, Joel Salatin, as well as Michael Pollan and a few others. I don't know that it's by the Food, Inc people, but it's almost like the next step from there. Food, Inc. is what is wrong; FRESH is how to get to a better place.
FRESH is being screening next week in Washington DC, with Joel Salatin (and some lady. the producer/director or whatever. Not important. ;)) there to introduce the movie and answer questions. Let's just say he wasn't at OUR showing... The 'better' part is that the US Senators and Representatives have been invited.
I really want them to see it, don't you?
So I wrote to each of mine:
I am writing to ask that you attend the screening of the movie, FRESH. I was recently able to view it, and I understand it's coming to you, too! I'd be much encouraged if you would take the time to see it as well. It really speaks to the heart of a fundamental human issue.
WHEN: Friday May 21, 2010, 4:30-6:30
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
The director and one of the farmers featured in the film will be on hand to introduce the movie and take questions. We didn't have that here in my little town. :)
Again, [Whomever], I ask that you make this a priority. For the good of us all.
Also, to your senators, they are looking at S 510, the "Food Safety and Modernization Act." Consider asking them to support the Tester Amendment , that would exempt small producers (like your farmer's marketers) from the burdensome regulations and requirements. Keep fresh, safe food available.
More info here.
Consider doing the same or similar with your representatives/senators. You can do so from here.