IATP, in partnership with Birchwood Cafe, presents American Meat on Wednesday August 1st.
Join us, along with director Graham Meriwether for a pre-screening complimentary local foods reception with wine and beer specials at the Birchwood Cafe from 5:30–6:30 p.m.
The film starts at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Main (tickets are $10 and are available at the theatre) and will be followed by a panel discussion from 8:30–9 p.m.
- Mark Muller, Director of IATP Food & Community Fellows
- Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Director of the Rural Enterprise Center/Sustainable Poultry Production
- Wayne Martin, University of Minnesota Agriculture Educator
- Audrey Arner, Moonstone Farm Grass Fed Beef
- American Meat Director Graham Meriwether
American Meat is a solutions-oriented macroscopic documentary surveying the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring Fred Kirschenmann, Joel Salatin, Steve Ells, Chuck Wirtz, Paul Willis, and tens of farmers across America, we take an even-handed look at animal husbandry. We explain how America arrived at our current industrial system, and show you the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, we introduce the current revolution developing in animal husbandry, led by the charismatic and passionate Joel Salatin. We meet tens of farmers across the country who have changed their life to start grass-based farms, and we highlight every day tangible solutions that people can take, to change agriculture in America. We share the inspiring story of Chipotle, as CEO Steve Ells continues a mission to source his company's meat from different farms, with new groundbreaking protocols. We show the story of Stone Barns Center, explaining the importance of training and education for the new generation of farmers growing each day.