For some time I have been extremely worried about our food supply. Sooner than peak oil, I think peak corn is going to bite us in the butt. Most of the uproar in the Middle East this spring has been the result, not just of political dissatisfaction, but soaring commodity prices. In addition, the mountain of regulation that unfairly favors large producers like ConAgra and Monsanto and the death of the family farm absolutely pisses me off. As a, someday, hopefully, small time producer of boutique cheeses, wines, beers, meats, etc I realize that it is almost impossible for me to make enough money without either running afoul of the law or growing to such a size that it is no longer enjoyable for me to do. For some examples, see the links below.
So, when something comes along that I see will both combat the trend of the food deficit and combat excessive regulation, I jump on the bandwagon. Jack Spirko or www.thesurvivalpodcast.com is launching such a venture.
Dubbed AgriTrue, it has the potential to revolutionize the small producer sector. Please throw what support you can into this. Like it on facebook, spread the message when and how you can, lets make this an outstanding success!
Pre-Beta AgriTrue standards: http://www.survivalpodcast.net/stuff/AgriTrue.pdf
Jack’s description: This is exciting to me, for too long in my view consumers have been denied a basic level of information about where their food comes from, how it was grown and how it is treated.
Additionally small scale producers have not been able to truly tell consumers why their food is better than pesticide laden, genetically modified and herbicide laced food in grocery stores. The establishment of course has given us the “Organic” label as a solution to this problem.
Recent Food Nazi’s in the news:
Family facing $4 million fine for selling bunnies:
Humane Society and Big Egg Producers team up to write chicken legislation: http://jerrypournelle.com/jerrypournelle.c/chaosmanor/#dance
Food safety chief defends armed raids on Amish: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=90472
But THIS is legal! http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/consumer/article/-/8989315/meat-glue/