by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
It is now Asheville City Council’s turn to oppose subjecting spent brewers’ grain used as animal feed to “the same handling, records keeping, packaging, and analysis regulations as manufactured livestock and pet food.” Of course I don’t want this to be regulated. I don’t want the other manufacturers of livestock and pet food to be regulated; nor do I think it is good for anybody to have to jump through hoops. Any tool should serve to realize a better product. Hyper-regulation has a way of taking people off-task to chase monkeys. The problem is, the rest of us are not cattle-farming state legislators in a symbiotic relationship with cozy crony capitalist brewers. Don’t get me wrong, Nathan Ramsey is one of the nicest guys on the planet. I just want the rest of us to have a chance at deregulation, too.