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FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

Watch clips, panel discussions, and news stories about FRESH below the jump.

Russ Kremer, the President of the Missouri Farmers’ Union and of Ozark Mountain Pork Coop discusses the danger of concentrating animals in feedlots . . .

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Will Allen, 6ft 7″ former professional basketball player, is now one of the most influential leaders of the food security & urban farming movement. His farm and not-for-profit, Growing Power, have trained and inspired people in every corner of the US to start growing food sustainably. This man and his organization go beyond growing food. They provide a platform for people to share knowledge and form relationships in order to develop alternatives to the industrial food system.

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Joel Salatin writes in his website that he is “in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture.” And if you visited his farm, you’d know he means it & lives it! He produces beef, chicken, eggs, turkey, rabbits, and forestry product. Yet, Joel calls himself a grass-farmer, for it is the grass that transform the sun into energy that his animals can then feed on. By closely observing nature, Joel created a rotational grazing system that not only allows the land to heal but also allows the animals to behave the way the were meant to — as in expressing their “chicken-ness” or “pig-ness”, as Joel would say. Polyface Farms

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FRESH Post-Screening Discussion, Minneapolis on June 2, 2009

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FRESH Post-Screening Discussion, San Francisco on June 12, 2009

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FRESH Post-Screening Discussion, Berkeley on June 15, 2009

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Ana Joanes on WUSA Channel 9 Morning News on 5.25.09, FRESH’s opening night…

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Ana Joanes in an interview about FRESH on Let’s Talk Live! in DC on 5.25.09, the opening night of FRESH in the US.

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