Say you want to start a garden — a mid-sized one. More than what your family might eat or preserve, but not enough to supply McDonalds. You think, “I’ll sell my extra produce to a local restaurant. The local food movement is big, there’s demand for my product. This will work out great.”
And then the government steps in — the United States Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, state agencies and others — acting as “antagonists to local agribusiness.”
That’s the premise of “Farmageddon: The Unseen War on Family Farms,” a documentary that tells the stories of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont farms that struggle for “food freedom.”
York College’s Sustainability and Environmental Studies minor, in conjunction with Peach Bottom Concerned Citizens Group, will host a showing of the film
7 p.m. Aug. 28 in Humanities 218, York College, 441 Country Club Road, Spring Garden Township.
Following the film, SES advisor David Fyfe will moderate a discussion with Jonas Stoltzfus, spokesperson for the Pennsylvania farmer in the film; Warren Evans, president of Horn Farm Center; and Rory Kraft, a YCP philosophy professor.
For details, visit the SES minor’s Facebook page.