by Joel Salatin. Everything I want to do is illegal. As if a highly bureaucratic regulatory system was not already in place,. 9/11 fueled renewed acceleration to. Everything I Want to Do is Illegal by Joel Salatin, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. I’m not sure where to begin. Unlike the first two Joel Salatin books I read this one turned out to be less than inspiring. It evoked sadness, anger.

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You’ll appreciate your farmers more, you’ll ask more questions, you’ll wonder where your food is really coming from and where food diseases are coming from and why it costs more to get organic food rather than supermarket food. We have fought, clawed, cried, prayed, argued, and threatened.

Salatin makes it easy to jeol his point of view by walking the reader through several scenarios that he’s experienced firsthand. PS – it took me so long to read this book simply because it got put away in a box everythingg I was doing renovations, and only surfaced a few years later!

Instead of facing the reality of their role, they create illogical justifications, and distance themselves from their actions and the results of those actions. Mar 21, Arminzerella rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 16, Kelda rated it really liked it Shelves: Just be forewarned you’ll catch a case of Don’t Tread On Me fever. No trivia or quizzes yet. I’m about halfway through.

Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front – A Book Review

The ideas pertaining strictly to agriculture are wonderful. And while the latter, at least, might be true in a sense, that in and of itself is a sad commentary on our country, because all Salatin wants to do is to raise and sell to his customers what he believes and many satisfied customers will agree is the best animals and animal products in the world, and he wants With a title like Everything I Want to Do is Illegal you might expect that Joel Salatin wants to do things that others might find morally questionable, or certainly well outside the norm.


In this chapter Joel tells the story of his neighbors who own an orchard and make an incredible cold-pressed apple juice. The above passage is from the Mad Cow chapter. Salatin is a voice we all need while walking through the supermarket or forest. One came one week and the other came the following week.

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.

View all 7 comments. The book is inspiring at times and other times, at no fault to the author, downright maddening. His saltin also touches on why we should be skeptical of the science supporting the industrial food production model.

If you have any interest in farming, local food communities, organics, environmental stewardship, crony capitalism, liberty and fighting tyrannical regulations, all from a non-partisan outsider, then his book is well worth a read.

Apr 06, Ruth rated it really liked it Shelves: Ti FDA encouraged farmers to feed their cows animal byproducts chicken manure, dead chickens, beef guts, etc. It was thought provoking and blood boiling! All he wants to do is feed his neighbors ks his family, the government will not allow it.

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Quotes from Everything I Want A little disturbing; wildly entertaining. I would say Ls can’t dl them if they don’t do things the way this guy does because as he has made abundantly clear, his way is NOT the easy way. Open Preview See a Problem? However zoning laws prohibit him from doing this. His utopia is a more earth friendly and community viable food web that, much like good compost, uses all of its input to create high quality output that is then reintegrated for more and consistent high quality products and livelihoods.


This book seems to me, designed to make, at times, some statements that generalize and sound aggressive enough, with the purpose of catching one’s attention quickly.

Everything I Want to Do is Illegal : War Stories from the Local Food Front

Shout it I started this book with some knowledge of governmental interference, yet reading this really opened my eyes to the gross oversight we have given way too many agencies. Joel later goes onto explain the different between the incoming teeth of cows that eat forage grass as nature designed them to, and cows that eat, joek, that eat chicken poop, dead chickens, cow guts, and corn.

May your daughter become a feminist, recognize oppression everywhere, and bring that also to your dinner table. These conclusions are actually disputed and Joel mentions this in the chapter. If I want to serve only homosexual bowlegged Vietnamese patrons, I should be able salatiin do that.

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So why is he so blind when it comes to gender? There was a lot in this book about the food industry and other things that I didn’t know previously. In some cases, the issue is with the regulations themselves, which make it difficult in some cases and impossible in others to legally provide people with good, safe, high-quality local food. It’s nice to see that someone gets as annoyed as I do that our government spends an insane amount of time, effort and energy to solve problems that shouldn’t wwnt exist in the first place.

Aug 08, Woowoo rated it liked it.