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A Certain Skewer by Food and Farm Subsidy: Treehugger

In a classic case of contradictory government policy the above pyramids clearly show the inverse relationship between federal government agriculture subsidies and federal nutrition recommendations. Originally published in 2007 by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Good Medicine Magazine … Continue reading

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More than 50,000 Farmers Protest in Paris as Food Prices Drop

From today’s TVNZ: Thousands of farmers staged protests across France and blocked traffic for about two hours on a section of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris to demand the government help them combat a plunge in food prices. France’s … Continue reading

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Dr. Raj Patel on the World Food Crisis

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NAFTA’s Promise Still Unfulfilled in Mexico: NYTimes

In today’s World Business section, the NYTimes ran soft criticism over the failures of the North American Free Trade Agreement: In some cases, Nafta produced results that were exactly the opposite of what was promised.   Local farmers were priced out of the … Continue reading

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