David E. Gumpert, the author of widely acclaimed book The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights and popular blog The Complete Patient, will be releasing a new book this July about the escalating battle over food rights happening across the nation.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights takes the reader on a cross-country journey, from Maine to California, examining the question of whether Americans have the right to privately obtain the foods of our choice from local farmers without the interference of regulators.
Many consumers are becoming increasingly alarmed that the mass-produced foods available in grocery stores are excessively processed and contain harmful antibiotics, hormones and other chemicals. They are turning to local food producers for free range eggs, custom-slaughtered meat, and raw milk, among other products. However, government regulators claim that these foods carry severe health risks if they don’t meet certain standards – and are mounting intense, covert-like operations to crack down on private supply chains. Although food regulation is intended to protect consumers, there is cause for concern that large lobbying groups are pressuring the FDA and state governments to unfairly target and shut down small, family-owned farms.
Gumpert’s new book offers eye-opening tales about farmers getting hauled off in handcuffs and suburban moms worried about the legal ramifications of providing their children with nutritious, natural foods. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights is a must-read for those concerned about their health and free commerce.
Read more about the book and author David E. Gumpert here: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/life_liberty_and_the_pursuit_of_food_rights:paperback