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Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Basis of All Civilization

A reader responds to the Economist's latest article on the surging food prises:

Del Franklin wrote:
April 23, 2008 20:03

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The article speaks to the existing world wide waves, of subsidized mega-farms, poisoning the world with surplus grain aid, of emerging market's where elite cadres own all the land, the water, the oil, the coal, et al, and tax imported chicken, cars, tools, and anything the poor need to survive, to support their sickening lifestyles.

Where is the text devoted to stopping all subsidy programs to the world's farmers with a net worth in excess of $500,000.00, or a net income in excess of $200,000. Where is the admission, blank simple admission, that the excess population of South America and China, along with free, or greatly subsidized taxpayer's water for irrigation, led to California mega farm's destruction of America's small holder farmers, and the home grown tomato sandwich, the basis of civilization, not only in America, but in the universe (!!! NB).

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