American Meat (2013)


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American Meat is a solutions-‐oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring Joel Salatin, Chuck Wirtz, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells, Paul Willis, and farmers across America, it takes an even-‐handed look at animal husbandry. First explaining how America arrived at our current industrial system, the story shifts to the present day, showing the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the documentary introduces the revolution taking root in animal husbandry, led by the charismatic and passionate Joel Salatin. Stories are shared of farmers across the country who have changed their life to start grass-‐based farms, and everyday solutions highlight actions people can make to support America's agriculture. Joel Salatin, star of American Meat,(c) Official Site

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A low-key, fairly evenhanded look at industrial vs. organic methods of raising livestock.

Apr 12, 2013 | Full Review…
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Less sensationalist than its similarly themed predecessors, this informative documentary makes a strong case for the benefits of organic famring.

Apr 12, 2013 | Full Review…

An advocacy film better suited for a class than for a cinema.

Apr 11, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The problem is that this rah-rah chronicle never addresses the dangerous, distressing disparity between non-organic farms, which are still the norm, and the ones focused on here.

Apr 11, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

American Meat won't fully counter the negative sentiment that the meat industry has, but it's not entirely propaganda, either.

Apr 9, 2013 | Full Review…

Too simplistic. You can't help but recall a much more insightful and thorough doc that treads similar ground, Food, Inc.

Apr 17, 2013 | Rating: 5.4/10 | Full Review…

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