From zoning to labor to food safety to insurance, local food systems daily face a phalanx of regulatory hurdles
designed and implemented to police industrial food models but which prejudicially wipe out the antidote:
appropriate scaled local food systems.
President Trump has promised to reduce government regulations...for businesses.
The U.S. is going to substantialy reduce taxes and regulations on businesses...
mrs_horseman isn't a business, but she does do a great job of keeping our household stocked with fresh yogurt made with raw milk from our family cow.
It is really nice to know exactly what is in the food we eat, and fresh is oh-so much more delicious.
Too bad you cannot have any. Not unless you can afford to farm strictly as a hobby for your own consumption.
Big corporate food and ag interests have made it a crime for Americans to freely sell our raw milk, yogurt, and cheese to our friends and neighbors. Their products must have a long shelf life, and so they simply cannot compete with fresh. Therefore these big businesses pay our "elected representatives" to pass state and federal regulations, for your protection, but really to protect their corporate donors' businesses.
14. Read, Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
15. Research your two senators and one congressman at https://www.opensecrets.org/ Make a list of their 10 biggest donors, and send the list to your "representative" in an email or letter.
Nobody explains the insanity of all this better than Joel Salatin...
2) Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front, by Joel Salatin. $11
mrs_horseman and I love this guy. If you haven't seen Joel in the excellent movie, Food, Inc., then do watch it.
I wouldn't bet on a Big Government Statist like President Trump to substantially reduce these regulations on American citizens, which benefit businesses.
Statists want government to have a great deal of power over the economy and individual behavior. They frequently doubt whether economic liberty and individual freedom are practical options in today's world. Statists tend to distrust the free market, support high taxes and centralized planning of the economy, oppose diverse lifestyles, and question the importance of civil liberties.
If you want to sit down and talk with mrs_horseman and others about disintermediation, which means removing the middlemen from our lives, come to the First ZeroHedge Symposium and Live Fight Club in Marfa, Tx, June 16-18th.
Peace, prosperity, health, and liberty,