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Read online Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front Drawing upon 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 by Joel Salatin

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Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
Title:Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
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ISBN:0963810952
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Number of Pages:358
Category:Food, Non fiction, Politics, Agriculture, Sustainability
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