Our friend Jonathan Shepard is a documentary film maker who is the mastermind behind “The Sharecroppers.” Recently, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver borrowed some of his chicken footage for their amazing piece. Check out both videos!
In this excellent video, Vandana Shiva talks about how people like Norman Borlaug, “the father of the green revolution,” utterly destroyed India. Now a days, the Gates Foundation and Clinton Foundation are working hard to bring the Green Revolution to Africa. “It’s not food, it’s a control system.”
The significant role of Filipino labor leaders, including Larry Itliong, Pete Velasco and others, has been all but erased from history, including in the recent Hollywood film ” Cesar Chavez”. Yet Filipino workers were in fact critically involved in the early development of the formation of the United Farm Workers (UFW).
This public forum sets the record straight. It took place on July 13, 2014 at the Manilatown Center, the historic site of the International Hotel, in San Francisco, California, as part of the annual Labor Fest (www.laborfest.net).
Another food travel show?! Yes. But this time, it’s different. Really. Taste Hunters: Les Explorateurs du Gout is a new travel show from France, whose chef travelers seek “food rebels and good food” and farmers who produce “closer to nature.” Perhaps some members of the Greenhorns readership will find their way on to this program!
Even if you can’t watch Food Hunters as broadcast television, you can view some of their videos and follow them online via:
Bon courage, Greenhorns. The Food Hunters appreciate your efforts.
A series of free discussion meetings for dairy farmers — lunch included! — will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM between March 19 and April 1 at the New York farm sites listed below. These meetings are great for beginners and an excellent place for farmers who are considering organic production to ask questions.
Titled “Lunch with Jerry,” these discussions will honor the late Jerry Brunetti. Fay Benson, organic dairy extension educator at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, will show video trainings produced by Jerry Brunetti for the NY Organic Dairy Initiative.
To register for a lunch discussion at any of the sites below, please contact Ellen Fagan at email@example.com or 607-753-5078, or visit http://scnydfc.cce.cornell.edu. Lunch will be provided.
March 19, 2015:
Alfred State College Farm
1315 New York 244, Alfred, NY 14803
Host: Virginia Chamberlain, Alfred State Farm Manager
March 20th, 2015:
Dave Hardy Farm Shop
718 Aney Hill Rd, Mohawk, NY 13407
Host: Dave Hardy
March 26, 2015:
7197 River Road, Memphis, NY 13112
Hosts: Mike and Karen Hooper
March 31, 2015:
Hammond Village Hall
24 S. Main St. Hammond, NY 13646
Host: Farmer Liz Bawden
April 1, 2015:
355 West Main Street #456 Malone, NY 12953
Hosts: Farmers Fred and Gwen Tuttle
Throughout the U.S. borderlands, a diverse group of people come up with innovative solutions to mend our broken food system. Check out Borderland Food Bank HERE