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Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2007

    A reviewer

    I'm a grass-fed livestock farmer living near Joel Salatin and have visited his farm and bought his products many times. This book does accurately reflect who Joel is: funny, blunt, knowledgeable 'about some topics', charismatic, certainly a pioneer. However, beware of making assumptions about Joel. The vast majority of his customers and fans are interested in organic foods, have an environmentalist bent, and are politically liberal. They may assume that Joel is like them -- but be assured that he certainly is not. Joel hates all those things. He is a fundamentalist Christian creationist and his politics are somewhere to the right of Dick Cheney. A few examples: He shoots any non-farm animal that comes on his property 'including dogs, rare martens, and birds of prey', and does it with an enthusiasm that is disturbing for a so-called 'poster boy for humane agriculture.' This 'ecological farmer' opposes wilderness areas, endangered species protection, and farmland preservation and would like to see all land privatized to be milked for all its worth in the name of 'property rights.' He compares animal-rights supporters and vegetarians to abortionists. And that's just a few of the chapters! While I agree with a number of his points -- for example, that small-scale farmers should be exempt from regulations designed for corporate agribusinesses like Cargill or Tyson -- his simplistic libertarianism is more appropriate for a college sophomore. Yes, he pioneered pastured poultry and popularized grass-fed farming in general. The number of different profitable enterprises on his farm is remarkable. And anybody who can make a living farming these days should be congratulated. But this book shows him as a generic, naive libertarian wanna-be who has a persecution complex and a far higher opinion of himself than is deserved. I highly recommend his other, more practical, books -- 'Salad Bar Beef' etc -- instead of this angry right-wing rant. Let's hope a more moderate farmer steps up as a spokesman for this critical paradigm shift in agriculture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Good conversation

    This book is full of great information, but it has a tendency to get long winded often. It is more like a conversation with someone with much experience. I don't feel like he is trying to preach his political views, or convert me.

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