Everything I Want to Do is Illegal
War Stories from the Local Food Front
Drawing upon 40 years’ experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humour and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat. From child labor regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. Their system favours industrial, global corporate food systems and discourages community-based food commerce, resulting in homogenised selection, mediocre quality, and exposure to non-organic farming practices.