Filmmaker Kristin Cantry was inspired to make this documentary because a son, who suffered from allergies and asthma, was healed by consuming raw milk and other “real” food from farms. She discovered that many of the small farmers willing to produce these foods face overwhelming obstacles thrown up by state and local governments.
All over the country, people who formed food co-ops and private clubs to get these foods were treated like common criminals in raids by overzealous agents and bureaucrats. Some see the cause as a misguided attempt to protect consumers from their own wishes, others see small farms trapped by rules made to regulate large agri-business, and still others see big agri-business interests involved in pushing small farms out of existence. In the end, we must ask ourselves: Who should decide what foods we can buy to feed ourselves and our families?