Can sustainable farming feed America? This question and more will be the focus of upcoming free screenings of “American Meat,“ at Colorado State University on Feb. 20, 2013; the University of Colorado on Feb. 22, 2013; the University of Denver on Feb. 27, 2013 and additional Colorado locations listed here. This pro-farmer documentary takes a critical look at cattle, hog, and chicken production in the U.S. and examines the viability of moving the industry over to more sustainable, humane practices. To address questions and topics covered in the documentary, lively panel discussions will follow the screenings featuring industry thought leaders like Chris Ely of Applegate, Chef Ann Cooper and Mel Coleman of Niman Ranch.
“As part of the film’s nationwide Young Farmer Screening Series, we are excited to show the film at numerous Colorado locations, including featured screenings at Colorado State University, the University of Colorado and the University of Denver, to students who are taking an active interest in learning about more sustainable and equitable ways to farm and eat,” said Graham Meriwether, director, cinematographer, and producer of American Meat. “We believe that students have the power to change this country’s food future and we hope that this film will elicit conversations that might someday change the way our country raises and eats meat.”
The events will begin with fresh, hand-made burritos from “American Meat” sponsor and supporter, Chipotle Mexican Grill. The screenings, panel discussions and Chipotle sampling will take place at the following times and locations:
• Colorado State University, Behavioral Sciences 131, 6 – 10 p.m.
• University of Colorado, Boulder, Humanities 1B50, 6 – 9 p.m.
• University of Denver, Sturm 281, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
To learn more about American Meat and find other screenings in your area, visit: americanmeatfilm.com or follow the film on Facebook and Twitter.