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

The best part of this book is that the author is not writing a theoretical tract. Lists with This Book. This book helped me better understand why food from small, organic farms is so expensive. Paperbackpages. Goodreads jeol the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Nov 25, Stassia Anderson rated it it was amazing. And so on- you get the idea. It’s set up this way because the big farmers have the money to woo the politicians who then write laws that benefit them.

This is wrong, and I don’t care if you fire me, shoot me, pass me over for promotion, or call my mother, I will not participate in this unsavory activity. This is a good read on how our government works against its people, and what we can do to opt out of its manipulative regulations.


Joel Salatin is quite outspoken on this subject, and as you read through his war stories true accounts of the battles he and his cohorts have faced as farmers who are trying to make a difference and keep their products local and environmentally responsibleyou, too may find yourself hyperventilating with fury.

To sum up everything Joel Salatin has to say in this book ” Mar 19, Barrie rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s pretty darn clever.

Feb 16, John rated it really liked it. They were not in any official capacity; they just wanted to see the farm that they’d heard about or read about.

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Yet, his cows are still put into the same category as the industry cows. In this chapter Joel tells the story of his neighbors who own k orchard and make an incredible cold-pressed apple juice.

When a government creates an environment of infighting between its people they will always be the savior of the disenfranchised.

As a matter of fact, in my head his book was narrated by my old Uncle Paul. A silly billy unable to decide for themself what is and isn’t safe.

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They basically treat you like a baby. If that doesn’t insult your intellegience than I dont know what will. In this book he compiles a list of complaints on how the government works to undermine his efforts, and the efforts of like-minded small farmers. Salatin’s observations, illegap the politics of the reader, often make good arguments for limiting government interference if not repealing regulatory authority all together.


From child labor regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. The book doo have used another joeel of editing – it repeats itself and there are grammar issues. The Best Books of Apr 27, Seth rated it it was amazing. I finished it finally! Not to mention pollution and rural economic and social devastation.

Now you have people’s faith without having to pay for it. This is something a bit different, as the subtitle suggests: Sep 09, Suzanne rated it liked it Shelves: This books spans pages so I cannot get into all of the salstin, but I would like to go through each section detailing a few of these stories.

To the contrary, he believes il,egal small farms that are acting in the best interests of the farmer, the animals, the community, and the quality of their product can more than compete with the Tysons and Con-Agras of the world which, by contrast, are the ones who are actually being propped up right now by the regulatory and subsidy climate of our country. Pretty much everything that used to be everyday life is now illegal in his home state of Virginia.