This Saturday night was one of the most fascinating
evenings I’ve experienced in a long time. David Liechty and I had dinner with
Sanders and attended a meeting of Tennesseans
Franklin was asked to say a few words on an impromptu basis and he described the
average annual food purchases of $200 million + in a county of 100,000 people. He
traced how we've evolved from a society where locally grown food used to produce lots
of local income and equity. As we moved to a society where food comes from thousands
of miles away, income and equity have fallen while unemployment has grown. Franklin
then connected the dots between the demise of our local farm income, using chickens
and raw milk as examples, with changes in federal and state food “safety”
regulations and federal monetary policy.
On Thursday's Solari
Report, I'll ask Franklin to walk through this important discussion. Physical
health and "healthy" money are intimately connected in both our personal
lives and in financial ecosystems. I'll also give a special report on HR
4173: The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009.
In our 'Let’s Go to the Movies' segment, we'll talk about Morgan Spurlock’s
award winning documentary, Super
Size Me. I want to connect the dots in my struggle to find ways of investing in
food without channeling investment to GMO and fast food.
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