This must be one of the most bitingly funny introductions to a book about agricultural policy and food safety regulations there ever was!
"That Aunt Mathilda at the Lutheran church can't make pickles and sell them to the Sunday School teacher in her own church... we've never had this kind of disconnect to our ecological womb." says author Joel Salatin here.
"Folks This Aint Normal" is about the extent to which the last 100 years has veered from normal, common sense farm practices and food politics.
Joel Salatin is an outspoken agriculture revolutionary with designs to redeem our food system. He was profiled at length by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore's Dilemma, and is the author of a number of books including Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, You Can Farm, Pastured Poultry Profit$, and Family Friendly Farming, and in 2011: Folks, This Aint Normal.
He is indeed a farmer. From the website of his Polyface Farm in Virginia:
"We are in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture. Experience the satisfaction of knowing your food and your farmer, building community."