UnSpun 050 – Certified: How Secret Taxes on Your Food are Robbing You Blind

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Aired December 20-21, 2016. Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin discuss hidden taxes on our food - certifications: Organic, vegan, natural, gluten free, paleo, kosher, Non-GMO, et al. What are food certifications? How do they work? Are they a good thing? Are they taxes on good behavior, rather than bad?

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  2 comments for “UnSpun 050 – Certified: How Secret Taxes on Your Food are Robbing You Blind

  1. geckoman
    December 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    You’re so right that farmers should reject these certification systems and base their reputation on trust, transparency and an open invitation to visit the farm at any time. I’ve seen this to be the primary approach in the rural area where I live. I think certification is a “big players” game expensed to the marketing budget and not the correct model for a family farm or slightly larger farming operation that understands organic farm products can be produced (with a profit) without the stamp of approval from the controllers.

    Thanks for your thoughts and insight.

  2. RogerArno
    December 25, 2016 at 4:38 am

    I think that is the main point of carbon taxes too, economic incentive to move to human v2.0, a non-carbon based lifeform.
    Also looks like 3d printing of food is coming.

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