On Thursday, March 28, the Finger Lakes Institute will host a film screening of "American Meat" at 7 p.m. in Albright Auditorium.
A panel discussion, with film director Graham Meriwether and Tompkins Co. Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux, and Copper Creek Farm Beef Producer Greg Atwood will follow the playing of the film. Jim Ochterski, Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Issues Leader, will moderate the panel.
This event is free and open to the public.
"American Meat" is a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America.Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a local-food movement of farmers, chefs, and everyday people has taken root… But could it ever feed us all?