The subtitle to the book is “The escalating Battle over who decides what we eat.”
I just received my copy of the book. Sally Fallon Morrell, President of Weston A. Price Foundation comments, “The 18th Century was the century of political rights; the 19th century was the century of women’s rights; the 20th century was the century of civil rights. The challenge of the 21 century will be the struggle for food and farming rights. Thanks to the work of David Gumpert for chronicling this ongoing battle, we have a roadmap for establishing the right to access the foods of our choice.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights is highly recommended for anyone interested in family farms and nutrient-dense food.”
The final page ends with a bang…
“A declaration of food independence
With a spirit of humility, and with respect for both the just law of the land and the laws of nature, there are certain fundamentals in life which cornerstone the ideals of human dignity, and which a just society should hold untouchable from the opinions of the majority.
We hold that the right of the individual to exercise their personal judgement for the purpose of qualifying the food they eat is such a fundamental. We hold this right is given by God to all people.
In the spirit of natural human cooperation, we hold that consenting individuals are endowed by their creator with the right to procure the foods of their choice from a willing producer. We affirm the right of the People to peaceably assemble for the purpose of feeding themselves.
We affirm the the right of the People to secure their preferred food through peaceful, private contractual trade without permission from the majority. The undersigned respectfully submit that we will reject, via peaceful noncompliance, laws and regulations that infringe on our rights to obtain and eat the foods of our choice.
We would rather be struck by the hand of the oppressor than comply with laws and regulations that compromise our dignity and demoralize the very essence of what it means to be a free person.
For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of God, we mutually pledge to each other that our commitment to secure this end for ourselves, our fellow citizens and our mutual posterity.”