Westside Santa Cruz
Movie Night: Nutrition Myths Dispelled!
Film, Media & Entertainment6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mad Cowboy (2015)
In recent years numerous science-based documentaries have been made to educate the American public about what goes on within our food supply. Given that a handful of corporations control nearly everything we buy at the grocery store, its high time that we get smart and understand how these corporations are shaping our world and our bodies and our brains.
Come learn, ask questions, understand your options, get resources, get inspired! Local Nutrition Consultant Sandi Rechenmacher will present movies and be available to answer questions about FOOD! Stop by the New Leaf Deli beforehand and pick up something amazing to dine on and come on in to enjoy a game changing flick.
"As a fourth-generation family farmer in Montana for almost 40 years, I speak from a background of personal experience when I say that chemically based agricultural production methods today are unsustainable, and therefore ecologically disastrous. My experiences range from working in a large organic dairy to raising registered beef cattle to owning a large factory feedlot. I have farmed thousands of acres of grain and reproduced a herd of over one thousand commercial beef cows. In addition to raising cows, I have raised chickens, pigs, and turkeys. I have also grown crops such as wheat, barley, oats, corn, alfalfa, and grass.
I was involved in agriculture at a time when the call dictated getting bigger and better or getting out. I was educated in modern agriculture, and I can tell you from firsthand experience -- it is not sustainable. I followed all the modern advice and turned a small organic family farm into a large corporate chemical farm with a thousand range cows, five thousand head of cattle in a factory feedlot, thousands of acres of crops, and as many as thirty employees. I saw the organic soil go from a living, productive base to a sterile, chemical-saturated, mono-cultural ground produced by my so-called modern methods.
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