I watched a documentary on Netflix called “Farmageddon” about small farmers, who were producing safe, healthy foods for their communities were raided by law enforcement, sometimes in SWAT garb, and arrested; their lives were ruined, and their farms driven out of business. And while agra-business receive the vast majority of the farm subsidies once intended to help the small independent farm, the handouts continue allowing these agra-businesses to thrive while the small farmer is not only driven out of business, but harassed by law enforcement – for daring to butt heads with the corporate farms. And this hit close to home for me; last year a farm in a neighboring county was raided by a dozen sheriff’s deputies, FBI and FDA agents, some with their guns drawn.
If you have Netflix, I highly recommend you watch “Farmageddon” as well as one narrated by actor Jeff Bridges called “A Place At the Table” — about the 40 million Americans who go hungry in this land of plenty every single day.
Both of these documentaries will open your eyes to what’s happening in America right now.
Please don’t turn this into a political debate. Hunger is not problem created by any party, but it is a problem that should never happen in a country as wealthy as ours.
If you watch one or both of these, let us know what you think