Baylen Linnekin on Misguided USDA Regulations Restricting Food Freedom

Earlier this week the news broke in food circles that Il Mondo Vecchio, an acclaimed Denver, Colorado-area salumeria that since 2009 has been producing a wide variety of artisanal cured meats—including Italian-style dry sausages like culatello, pancetta, and guanciale—will be closing its doors for good. Why? As Baylen Linnekin explains, although it would be hard to find a better example of a traditional, conscientious, sustainable, and local producer than Il Mondo Vecchio, unnecessary USDA regulations have forced the beloved salumeria out of business.


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