Your Body is Ours, Your Mouth is Theirs
In case you have never heard of Joel Salatin he is a farmer in the Shenandoah Valley area of VA. He runs Polyface farm and is the most prominent leader of the Eat Local movement. More prominently, he does not do industrial farming.
But set farming aside for a moment and just think that what he is battling is a axis of Washington — Industry co-option and planned regulatory capture. Salatin does not use the word but what he describes in his $9 bacon missive is Facism American style.
They (US Duh, US guv, as Salatin pronounces it) won’t have to mess with us. They will mess with the producers. One day when you head to the store all that will be in the meat aisle is pink slime, three legged chicken and toxic Talipia. You will be told to like it because those will be your only choices. All other non-industrial sources will be crushed under a weight of regulation that starves out the little producer. That has been the model for at least twenty years now. Its part of the reason that our unemployment is where it is. Why our choices get fewer and fewer every year.
Enjoy your re-hydrated, reconstituted, genetically enhanced, chemically protected and irradiated food stuffs. It will be your only choice soon. Monsanato and ADM have told the govt to tell you so.