This audio book was fantastic!! I've always considered myself to be an educated consumer but Wow folks, I never knew just how food ignorant I really was. This book has launched me into a new arena of knowledge and I am thankful for it!! This is a MUST read/listen book for all- no exceptions!!!
Love the information. Salatin gets right to the heart-of-the matter. The same industries that tell us that high fructose corn syrup and corn feed beef are safe spent the years 1945 - 1975 convincing us that infant formula was healthier than breast milk; all because these huge companies could sell formula and they make nothing when women use breast milk. .
Live and die with no regrets
After owning a couple of Joel's other books, I was very happy to see him finally offering a reading of his new work. You can hear the passion in his voice and feel the deep belief in the messages he is relaying about our food, government and state of family life in America. He is an excellent speaker and his narration is superb.
I found the book's message very moving and at the end when Joel's voice was actually breaking with emotion talking about his farm and family, I also had tears in my eyes. As one who feels the same love for his farm and lifestyle it really struck a chord. The message is powerful and the logic is as sane as it gets.
I highly recommend this book. In fact, I can't recommend it enough. Download it and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. It might just change your perspective on life. It reaffirmed mine.
Joel Salatin ranges on a variety of subjects concerning how America has deviated from its roots and common sense. The more I listened to this book the more I enjoyed it. Even many of the subjects that I was aware of were explained in a very clear manner and I saw them in a different light. Most of these problems have either been caused by or greatly aggravated by a government gone out of control. I believe we need another revolution if America is to continue as the land of the free.
Sounds like Jeff Foxworthy, but no joking here. This book will make you excited for spring to get the garden going and will encourage you to start living the way our grandparents did. I haven't fought the environmental fight in a long time, but Joel is encouraging me to get back on it, but with a different approach; one through historical common sense, like self-provision. A truly great book!
Thank goodness for Joel Salatins new work. It is yet another eye opener in the new world order of food. Joel offers many great ideas to help us get our food system back to a place of sanity.
I have been reading Joel for over 18 years and this book hits it out of the ballpark!
His best book yet!
The brightest among us seem to be too smart to run for office, Senator Salatin sounds good. Imagine a gov’t filled with more Salatins and the like. Too bad, if only we could put a copy of this on every seat or smartphone of our state & federal legislators. The simplest things are just too much for most within our gov’t. to absorb or maybe it’s their wallets that keep them from what might be common sense to the rest of us.
This book is a must read.
ps. Loved that Joel himself reads this book!!!! It truly would have lost sooooo much read by anyone else.
This enlightening book discusses how far we've come since the "olden days" and how, in many cases, we've allowed our rights & freedom of choice to be taken from us. It's frightening that our own government has made it difficult, in some cases impossible, to grow healthy, organic food in a humane & natural environment & sell it to whomever wants to buy it. They want to keep us eating food that's genetically modified, grown with & in numerous chemicals/pestcides/drugs, & irradiated or "sterilized" (in chlorine, etc.) in disgusting, disease ridden, filthy, inhumane, feed lots (etc)! Why? Because BIG FOOD corporations OWN the USDA, FDA, EPA, etc. There is so much more to this book, than just the true stories that prove the above statement; and all of it is important. We live in a dangerous time/place...read this book!
I took the time to listen to this book based on a friend's recommendation. She saw and heard Joel speak in Florida. I watched several YouTube videos of Joel Salatin and wanted more. This book is worth every minute. I am checking out the printed version so I can write down the other authors he recommends.