American Grassfed Association
ERIC SCHLOSSER KEYNOTE SPEAKER GRAZING AMERICA 2006
The Education and Celebration of Real Farm Food
Eric Schlosser, award-winning journalist, and author of national bestsellers Fast Food Nation, Chew on This and Reefer Madness will be the keynote speaker at Grazing America 2006 – The Education and Celebration of Real Farm Food, sponsored by the American Grassfed Association. The three-day event will be July 20-22 at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It will forge a direct bridge between grass-fed producers, researchers, scientists and consumers.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal is a groundbreaking work of investigative journalism. Schlosser exposes the role the fast-food industry has played in the American modern culture. With an avalanche of facts and observations he looks at the fast food industry from meat to marketing. He uncovers the appalling work conditions within the behemoth meat packing facilities, the flavor industry of additives that give fast food its taste and the marketing used to target our children with unhealthy diets and increased obesity. This incendiary nonfiction has been made into a feature movie that will be released in fall 2006.
Forging forward to share this message with young people Schlosser and co-writer Charles Wilson wrote Chew on This- Everything You Don’t Want to Know about Fast Food. Sharing with kids the truth about what is really between those buns and in those nuggets. It is at times fascinating and at times frightening, but gives young readers the information they need to make their own informed decisions about what to buy and eat.
The American Grassfed Association is an organization of producers, researchers, and consumers who believe that America is increasingly concerned about their food sources. The sustainability of the grass-fed production model benefits the animal, the environment, the family farm, and the consumer. Farmers who take care and pride in the quality and healthiness of what they produce. These comparable differences between their family farms and factory farms are appreciated by a growing number of consumers. Some groups who will be on hand at the conference to support and communicate directly with the producers include Slow Food, RAFT (Rescuing American Food Traditions), Chefs Collaborative, and the Weston Price Foundation.
The AGA is very excited to have Eric Schlosser who will help to forge the bridge connecting the farm and the table.
If you would like more information or would like to attend please contact Dr.Patricia Whisnant 573-996-3716 or Carrie Balkcom of the AGA at (877) 774-7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.