License to Farm
BUILDING TRUST ONE ACRE AT A TIME
SaskCanola Presents a Berteig Imaging Documentary
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT LICENSE TO FARM
"I have watched this twice – giving voice to the #farming community – thoughtful insight into everyday issues … https://t.co/6dgtoSAQYQ" — W. Brett Wilson (@WBrettWilson)
"Watched for the 2nd time. As a individual involved in farming we need all our voices @WBrettWilson @licensetofarm" — Sheldon Kennedy (@ShelKenn)
"Beautifully done from an artistic and informational perspective. I just wish Dr. Wilf would blink more often. If you have to watch one thing today let this be it. 30 valuable minutes." — Kevin M. Folta
"@agchat @licensetofarm Finally. A reference I can use and share. The most important documentary of my generation. Must be in the classroom." — Paul William Laqua (@Goldenthistle79)
“SaskCanola’s “License to Farm” documentary is an example of a concerted effort to share farmers’ perspectives to balance the public conversation.” — Kelvin Heppner, realagriculture
“License to Farm is a polished, 30-minute documentary produced by SaskCanola... The message in License to Farm is urgent, but it uses a measured tone and is worth a look.” — Brian MacLeod, Western Producer
"#LicenseToFarm captures the authentic farm voice. A must watch video that will spark questions and provide thoughtful answers about farming." — Roberta Galbraith (@robertacanola)
"Thank you from our farm family in SE, Missouri, USA for creating such a powerful, truthful, documentary." — Kristi Thompson
"License to Farm is a must-see film. If you’re a consumer (which we all are), you should watch this film, it could just be the most important 30 minutes of your day." — Teresa Falk, Rural Route Ramblings
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VIEW MORE VIDEOS AND EXTENDED INTERVIEWS!
Watch the film one chapter at a time. Whether you’re a teacher showing License to Farm in the classroom, or you’d just like watch a particular section of the film, you can view each of the five chapters here.
License to Farm Chapter 1 – Clouds on the Horizon
License to Farm Chapter 2 – GMO Foods
License to Farm Chapter 3 – Pesticides
License to Farm Chapter 4 – The Romantic Ideal
License to Farm Chapter 5 – Credible Voices
License to Farm Extended Interviews - Farmers ft. Doyle & Val Wiebe
License to Farm Extended Interviews - Consumer Challenges ft. Lyndsey Smith & Dr. Joe Schwarcz
License to Farm Extended Interviews - Pesticides ft. Dr. Joe Schwarcz & Dr. Tom Wolf
License to Farm Extended Interviews - GMO Foods ft. Mark Lynas and Dr. Wilf Keller
License to Farm Extended Interviews - Farming Myths ft. Cherilyn Nagel & Dale Leftwich
HOST A SCREENING OF THE FILM
Screening in a Box
Inside this discussion package, you will find the materials needed to host your own screening with your coworkers, conference, organization, family or friends. Along with background information about the film, we have created a discussion guide to help move the conversation forward with your group. If you are interested in hosting a screening of your own, just drop us a line.
We have included the following list of resources to guide you as you continue to research the science in agriculture. These links are not endorsements nor affiliates of License to Farm or SaskCanola, but rather resources we think you may find helpful as you continue this discussion. If you have resources to add, please let us know.
ABOUT THE FILM
Canada is a world leader in agriculture and food production. But farming doesn’t look the same as it did a hundred, fifty, or even ten years ago. Farmers are producing more with less, using more efficient and sustainable practices than ever before. So why do consumers carry so much doubt around the way their food is produced? When did fear begin to trump science and fact when it comes to food production – and how do we earn back that valuable consumer confidence?
It is crucial for agriculture – particularly farmers – to take a seat at the table when it comes to conversations about food. Farmers can play a crucial role by engaging in meaningful conversations, opening the doors to their livelihood and building trust with their communities.
This powerful documentary explores the truth behind common misconceptions of agriculture production in Canada, while empowering farmers to stand up and advocate for their social license to farm.