Joel Salatin is a smart, passionate farmer fromÂ VirginiaÂ whose innovative livestock operation was featured inÂ Michael Pollan’s TheÂ Omnivore’s Dilemma. Â He’s now published his own book called Folks, This Ain’t Normal. It’s an incredibly interesting look at the state of industrial agriculture, and it’s effect on our health and culture. Â His hope with this book is to awaken a thirst for a knowledge about food, farming and sustainability. Â AndÂ he did just that for me.
My brother, Ross, first told me about this book and I knew I had to read it. Â I was really intrigued by what Salatin wrote. Â Some of it I’m not so sure about, but his insights about food and his commitment to grass-roots activism is worth your time. Â So take what you like and leave the rest. Â I think we just absolutely MUST pay attention to what’s happening with our food. Â Judgement and ignorance combined can be dangerous.