I'm excited to report that my first book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! The peer-reviewed book will be published by Island Press on September 15, 2016.
Here's a brief publisher's overview:
Today in the U.S., laws exist at all levels of government that exacerbate problems such as food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks. Baylen Linnekin argues that government rules often handcuff America’s most sustainable farmers, producers, sellers, and consumers, while rewarding those whose practices are anything but sustainable. Biting the Hands that Feed Us introduces readers to the perverse consequences of many food rules, from rules that cripple organic farms to those that subsidize monocrops. Linnekin also explores what makes for a good law—often, he explains, these emphasize good outcomes over rigid processes. But he urges readers to reconsider efforts to regulate our way to a greener food system, calling instead for empowerment of those working to feed us—and themselves—sustainably.
Pre-order your copy (or copies) now at the link below!