Everything I Want to Do is Illegal

Front Cover
Polyface, Incorporated, 2007 - Social Science - 338 pages
3 Reviews

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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I aam not a farmer I want more thi ngs thes yes ius illeglale ye syes answimer ime dia tly thank s y u ioij

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Bingo! He got it right on the money! A must read. Next time you go shopping and wonder why junk food is cheap and good wholesome food is expensive, you'll know why after reading this book.

About the author (2007)

Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces pastured beef, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, rabbits, lamb and ducks, servicing roughly 6,000 families and 50 restaurants in the farm's bioregion. He has written 11 books to date and lectures around the world on land healing, local food systems.

Bibliographic information