THE SINK THE CONQUEST
OF CANADA
FARMERS MARKET VERUS AND THE GRAND ASSEMBLY
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Farmers Market

Farmers Market really opened my eyes. I recommend it to all who have an interest in social justice.”

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This crime story cost me my membership in several farmers markets.

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Description

When the body of a man who created an umbrella organization for farmers markets is found in a cottage country river, two renowned but aging detectives, Tiger Cohen and Willy Fassbender, are called out of retirement to investigate what the local police believe is a homicide.

The chief suspect is Cornelius Cobb, an ethically challenged produce re-seller who is president of a dysfunctional farmers market that bullies its vendors and deceives its customers. Cobb has ties to a shady organization that buys farmland for the purpose of killing off small farmers, growing genetically modified crops, and controlling the world's food supply.

While caught up in a food political struggle with international ramifications, Tiger and Willy find themselves competing for information with bumbling federal agents and officious market inspectors.

Tiger's task is complicated when he realizes that he himself is the target of a murder investigation by a visiting officer from across the border.



Why I Had to Write This Book:Food Fraud & The Subversion of Market Democracy

I have been a vendor at numerous farmers markets in Ontario for 20 years. I have served on two market boards and was president of one of them for five years (Rosseau). My book draws on the experiences of those years.

All across Ontario (and, I presume, right across Canada), Markets that should be exercises in democracy, and run for the social & economic good of the community, are instead hijacked to serve the interests of a few. Democracy is corrupted, competition is controlled, the public is cheated, the local economy is distorted.

At least two markets, those of Gravenhurst and Rosseau, are fake co-operatives. They are fake co-ops harbouring fake farmers. Town governments collude: in spite of the fact that the problems are well documented (including in a CBC Market Place report), the towns continue to renew the leases for the land these markets meet on.

More on this will be posted as time allows.