Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front (Paperback)
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Short Description for Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal Drawing upon 40 years experience as an ecological farmer, Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat. He explains why local food is expensive and why the current system favors industrial, corporate food systems.
- Published: 17 September 2007
- Format: Paperback 338 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780963810953 ISBN 10: 0963810952
- Sales rank: 57,100
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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. From child labor regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. Their system favors industrial, global corporate food systems and discourages community-based food commerce, resulting in homogenized selection, mediocre quality, and exposure to non-organic farming practices. Salatin's expert insight explains why local food is expensive and difficult to find and will illuminate for the reader a deeper understanding of the industrial food complex.