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Everything I Want to Do is Illegal : War Stories from the Local Food Front

He gives you his opinion, in a very Michael Moore kind of way. It also will make you think twice, if not three times, before you buy meat at the grocery store again. Laws that allow them to feed chicken manure to their cows for lunch.

As I get closer and closer to my goal of living on a farm, I’m trying to understand and read ddo about it all.

Salatin makes it easy to understand his point of view by everythiing the reader through several scenarios that he’s experienced firsthand. What benefit do we get out of this? Looking for beautiful books? Sadly Morningland Dairy is just one casualty among many. This book helped me better understand why food from small, organic farms is so expensive.

They also process their own animals and supply the local market.

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Most of the stories Mr. If you don’t know who Joel Salatin is, he is the all-natural, very opinionated Eo farmer that was interviewed in the documentary Food Inc. I get that it’s your book and you’re going to write about whatever you want, it just seemed like he needed to get his opinion in there on the subject at whatever cost and it was misplaced and unnecessary. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Open Preview See a Problem?

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The veterinarians said they wanted to take blood samples to check for avian flu. It’s set up this way because the big farmers have the money to woo the politicians who then write laws that benefit them. You must be some right-wing fringe lunatic screwball!

A little disturbing; wildly entertaining. There was a lot in this book about the food industry and other things that I didn’t know previously. However, being moral and jjoel is not a scalable idea. Jul 25, Tanish rated it really liked it Shelves: All for a building 16ft. Asked to supply a picture of the ideal landscape, neither group will include humans in the portrait.

But they serve a purpose!

This book seems to me, designed to make, at times, some statements that generalize and sound aggressive enough, with the purpose of catching one’s attention quickly. The government does not represent the people. The first thing illdgal addresses is: PS – it took me so long to read this book simply because it got put away in a box while I was doing renovations, and only surfaced a few years later!

Under the auspices of food safety, small producers are forced out despite having safer evreything more humanely-raised not to mention arguably healthier food. Which is one reason why I encourage people being harassed by these bureaucrats to not be cowed into compliance. Sure they are not literally killing people, but they are operating with the same mentality as those obeying Nazis did, and they are killing family lllegal, and local economies in the process.

Unlike the first two Joel Salatin books I read this one turned out to be less than inspiring.

They know nothing of what makes a healthy chicken or cow but have the nerve to tell you that your small family owned farm must have a changing room with 12 lockers for compliance.

Designated areas and up to-code everything — handrails and the works. Apr 18, Amy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: And there it is. His utopia is a more earth friendly and community viable food web that, much like good compost, uses all of its input to create high quality output that is then reintegrated for more and consistent high quality products and livelihoods.

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Everything I Want to Do is Illegal: Not to mention pollution and rural economic and social devastation. And this was published 10 or so years ago so it may well be worse.

Not that any individual expression is okay. He is quite the libertarian and does not shy away from sharing his political views on nearly every topic under the sun, food related or not.

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Description Drawing upon 40 years’ experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat.

War Stories from the Local Food Front. I wouldn’t presume to tell them wnt right way to do anything. The best part of this book is that the author is not writing a theoretical tract. In this book he compiles a list of complaints on how the government works to undermine his efforts, and the efforts of like-minded small farmers. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Joel espouses an agricultural paradigm shift that sees plants and animals as partners rather than units of production. View all 7 comments.