Do Americans have the right to privately obtain the foods of our choice from farmers, neighbors, and local producers, in the same way our great grandparents used to do? Yes, say a growing number of people seeking foods outside the regulatory system, like raw milk, custom-slaughtered beef, and pastured eggs from chickens raised without soy. Public-health and agriculture regulators, however, say no. In today's ever-more-dangerous food-safety environment, they argue, all food, no matter the source, must be closely regulated, and even barred, if it fails to meet certain standards. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle Over Who Decides What We Eat takes readers on a disturbing cross-country journey, documenting this unprecedented crackdown and the creative and spirited opposition that is rising to meet it. A new rallying cry for food rights is emerging.
Copyright 2013, softcover, 280 pages.
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