David E. Gumpert has become a nationally recognized writer and authority on the intersection of food, health, and business by virtue of his widely acclaimed book The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights, as well as his provocative and popular blog, The Complete Patient (www.thecompletepatient.com) and his many articles on Grist.org and The Huffington Post about food rights. The credibility gained through his writing has earned him behind-the-scenes access to key participants and vast government documentation of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights. He has brought his considerable investigative and journalistic experience (former reporter with The Wall Street Journal, editor at Inc. and Harvard Business Review) and business expertise (author or coauthor of seven books about small business and entrepreneurship) to bear in articulating the corporate, legal, and political forces driving Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights.
David E.'s Upcoming Events
David Gumpert at Water Street Bookstore
Water Road, Exeter NH
June 20, 2013, 7:00 pm
Water Street Bookstore will host David for a reading and signing of his new book, "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights" on Thursday, June 20th @ 7:00pm.
David will present a workshop at the 2013 NOFA Summer Conference, to be held at UMass Amherst, August 9-11.
David Gumpert at the Mother Earth News Fair
Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs PA
September 20, 2013, 12:00 pm
David Gumpert will speak at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA on the weekend of September 20-22. His workshop will focus on his new book, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights." More details to come
David Gumpert at 2013 Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Conference
, Atlanta GA
November 8, 2013, 12:00 pm
David will be moderating a panel at the 2013 Wise Traditions Conference, featuring Joel Salatin and Joe Mercola.
The Escalating Battle Over Who Decides What We Eat
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights takes readers on a disturbing cross-country journey from Maine to California through a netherworld of Amish farmers paying big fees to questionable advisers to avoid the quagmire of America's legal system, secret food police lurking in vans at farmers markets, cultish activists preaching the benefits of pathogens, U.S. Justice Department lawyers clashing with local sheriffs, small Maine towns passing ordinances to ban regulation, and suburban moms worried enough about the dangers of supermarket food that they'll risk fines and jail to feed their children unprocessed, and unregulated, foods of their choosing.
The Raw Milk Revolution takes readers behind the scenes of the government's tough and occasionally brutal intimidation tactics, as seen through the eyes of milk producers, government regulators, scientists, prosecutors, and consumers. It is a disturbing story involving marginally legal police tactics and investigation techniques, with young children used as political pawns in a highly charged atmosphere of fear and retribution.