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The “civil rights” of the 21st century?

A copy of David’s latest food rights “digest” as it arrived a couple days ago.

Just received David E. Gumpert’s latest book a couple of days ago. It had been back ordered at Amazon for a few weeks. And while it was a little mangled in transit, all the words seem to be intact.

Back in 2006, Michael Schmidt’s first lawyer Clayton Ruby told him that the legal battle over things like raw milk and food rights will be won and lost in the court of public opinion. And that’s exactly why work like David is doing is so important. Continue reading

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“We’ve been snookered” — Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin talks about his new book, titled: “Folks This Ain’t Normal”:

“We hope you enjoy this clip of Joel Salatin talking about his soon-to-be-released book . . . Continue reading

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How we have ruined the tomato

From Adele Melander-Dayton, writing for Salon.com:

The plump red fruit has become a symbol of everything that’s wrong with modern agriculture.

“Americans love tomatoes. As our second-most-popular produce item, we’re accustomed to the sight of them: plump and bright red, marble to soft-ball sized, and piled in abundance year-round in the refrigerated fruit and vegetable aisle of the grocery store. Many of us eat tomatoes every day: if not au natural, in ketchup, salsa, or marinara sauce.

Yet our favorite fruit may not be quite as innocuous and delicious as it appears. In his new book “Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit,” journalist Barry Estabrook writes the biography of the modern tomato, revealing the environmental and human costs of big agribusiness. Estabrook traces the history of the tomato from the wild tomato berries that once grew in abundance in the rocky foothills of the Andes to the most familiar salad staple on the planet. A true tomato devotee, Estabrook explains why our love for tomatoes is hurting not only field workers and the environment, but our taste buds, too. Continue reading

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