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Salatin set to speak in Salem

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SALEM -- Joel Salatin, an outspoken critic of the conventional U.S. food system and a local-food advocate, will speak in Salem Feb. 12.


Free to the public, the event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center in Hudson Hall on the Willamette University campus.


Salatin is considered a pioneer in the alternative food movement, having developed and introduced sustainable production practices on his family-run Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.


Polyface serves more than 10 retail outlets, 3,000 families and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs.


Salatin gained significant fame because of his roles in the film "Food, Inc." and Michael Pollan's best-selling book "The Omnivore's Dilemma."


His Feb. 12 presentation is titled "Local Food to the Rescue."


Willamette University also will host a free showing of "American Meat," a documentary featuring Salatin, on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Paulus Lecture Hall, Room 201.


After the showing, filmmakers and local experts in sustainable agriculture will lead a roundtable discussion.


--Mitch Lies



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