The coming decentralization of food production
by Coley Hudgins
Humanity is entering an age of accelerating decentralization and complexity. The turmoil we are witnessing globally is a manifestation of this and suggests a turning point altogether as cataclysmic as the transition from the agricultural age to the industrial age. The forces of centralization and control (governments, corporate and labor structures, any hierarchical structures really) are in full panic mode because they are being rapidly upended by the decentralization trend.
If you want to see the violent death throes of centralization and control in action, look no further than our food production and distribution systems. Mac Slavo shared an outrageous story yesterday that will make your blood boil. It was about a group of private Nevada citizens who gathered together recently at Quail Hollow Farm for a Farm-to-Fork dinner consisting of organic food prepared by a popular chef.
The Nevada Health Department got wind of the dinner and dispatched a food inspector who barged onto the property to prevent anyone from eating the prepared food. In fact, after consulting with her unseen superiors back at H.Q., the inspector forced the gathering to destroy all of the food — literally hundreds of pounds of it — by pouring bleach over the top of it.
As outrageous as this sounds, it’s happening with such frequency these days it’s not even surprising anymore. We’ve seen a wave of stories of fully-armed and armored government thugs raiding raw food stores, arresting citizens who sell raw milk, threatening citizens who have home vegetable gardens, even shutting down children’s lemonade stands.