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Archive for August 3, 2011

Iowa Premiere Of American Meat At Englert Theatre

American Meat has been called “journalism as art.”

Come Join Us for the Beginning of a New Food Revolution – American Meat

The movie explains how America arrived at its current industrial system, and shows you the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there.  The story shifts to the burgeoning sustainable, local-food movement of farmers, chefs and everyday folks who might just change everything about the way meat reaches the American table.

The documentary features several leading Iowa farmers and activists, including organic farmer and agronomist Fred Kirschenmann, hog farmer Chuck Wirtz, Niman Ranch Pork Company founder and manager Paul Willis and Food Democracy Now!’s own Dave Murphy and Lisa Stokke (that’s us), and
Virginia farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms and Omnivore’s Dilemma fame.

The Gallery Room of the Englert Theatre will open for a 6 p.m. catered dinner featuring local meats and vegetables from Devotay, Atlas and other local restaurants.  

Tickets for the movie and dinner will be $20. Movie tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at:

Movie starts at 7 p.m. August 3rd Englert Theatre

RSVP for American Meat

Movie will be followed by a panel discussion:

Graham Meriwether – American Meat, Leave it Better
Francis Thicke – Organic dairy farmer, 2010 Candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Dave Murphy –Food Democracy Now!
Lisa Stokke –Food Democracy Now!
Jason Grimm – Iowa Valley Food Coop