Archive for the ‘Food Freedom’ Category
I am so pleased to see that crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter are popping up everywhere. This is a great example of how a voluntary society interacts peacefully and logically, without the need for central planning and assorted mandates from job-securitized bureaucrats. People giving strangers dough because they believe in a vision or product/service is, [...]
Newsflash: New Yorkers are a lawless, ill-mannered, and disrespectful bunch. They have the audacity to hold “illegal” dinners in the “underground world” without Mayor Bloomberg’s permission and without having the entire new York City regulatory apparatus approve and license their gatherings via their system of legalized plundering that sanctions and regulates extortion on the behalf [...]
There are so many great living traditions coming back into style, and younger folks are starting to embrace the philosophy of self-sufficiency. On that note, I recently discovered that Williams-Sonoma has a neat agrarian section: chicken coops, canning, preserving, seeds, compost, beekeeping, composting, and even vintage equipment. Williams-Sonoma also has a great agrarian site on Pinterest.
The Wall Street Journal takes note of some papers that demonstrate that raw milk presents a low risk for food-borne illness, while green leafy vegetables pose a much higher risk. Quantitative microbial risk assessment is considered the gold-standard in food safety evidence, a standard recommended by the United Nations body Codex Alimentarius, and affirmed as [...]
My new article is up at Mises.org,”Pork: The Government’s Other White Meat.” A history of government intervention and the resulting “white” meat.
Isn’t it exciting to see the head-scratching going on as libertarians slowly begin to embrace earth stewardship as one of the ultimate freedoms? Not the current version of environmentalism mind you (EnviroCommunism), but real conservation such as that practiced by food freedomist farmers all over America, and the world, who utilize pasture-based, grass-fed, and rotational [...]
In July, the show Outdoor Idaho, on Idaho Public television, ran an episode titled, “Eating Local.” This excellent show explores “the growing fascination with eating local.” But while I appreciate and love my own local food scene, I wonder why the desire and search for high-quality, non-industrial food almost always ends with the “local” argument. Oddly [...]
Rod Dreher, the leftover Crunchy Con from National Review who now writes for the American Conservative, is ascared of raw milk because the government (the CDC) says we should fear raw milk. I have no idea why this poorly written blog is worth the bandwidth on American Conservative, but Dreher writes: The Centers for Disease Control [...]
Here is a nice piece in the Eugene Daily News, “The Raw Truth About Raw Milk.” The author talks to a local raw milk producer who points out why raw milk from grass-fed cows is so glorious and safe as compared to the milk from the industrial system. “Everything starts with the health of the [...]
This is a nice PBS video which is a pilot for an upcoming series titled “Food Forward.” This documentary explores the explosion of urban agriculture (especially in NY, Milwaukee, and Detroit) and interviews the “food rebels” who make things happen, even if on a very small scale. The documentary looks at community gardens as an alternative to [...]