Tuesday, November 24, 2015

'America returns to the jungle'

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Recently beleaguered Ranch Foods Direct frontman Mike Callicrate sent the Indy an unsolicited essay this morning titled: "America Returns to the Jungle: A safe and secure food supply is essential to a free society." 

In it, Callicrate of course references Upton Sinclair's great work, as well as more recent food journalism like Wenonah Hauter's Foodopoly. He takes readers on a tour through recent history that's lead to the demise of "thousands of independent meat packers and food processors" and the emergence of big bullies inside of a "corrupt food system."

He concludes with some suggestions for reform and a hint of optimism, rallying support for local producers versus the multinational guys. It's a good, informative read, worth 10 minutes of your time. 

Here it is in full:
 
click to enlarge The word "slaughterhouse" could also now refer to the meat marketplace and the death of so many small businesses. - SHUTTERSTOCK
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  • The word "slaughterhouse" could also now refer to the meat marketplace and the death of so many small businesses.





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