March 7, 2012
The film “American Meat,” by Michigan native Graham Meriwether, makes its debut this weekend in Ann Arbor, where the sustainable food movement is gaining traction. Lynn Henning, a fellow Michiganite and 2010 Prize winner, will be participating in a panel discussion immediately following the screening to discuss issues raised in the film.
Henning was awarded the Goldman Prize for her campaign to hold concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, accountable for polluting the local environment. Today, CAFOs are in the national spotlight, with a recent Washington state court decision finding a CAFO in violation of the Clean Water Act.
Henning and her team continue to collaborate with local farmers, chefs and activists to raise awareness and shape a sustainable future for America’s agricultural industry.