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Farmers are not special, and shouldn't be given special preferential treatment.

The Des Moines Register recently recently ran an editorial advising us to not buy into the idea that Iowa farmers “feed the world”.  As the Register documented, “Only half of one percent of U.S. 212 more words


The Cheap Food Conundrum

Community food work sparks a lot of interest among media and the public, particularly these days with so many great initiatives like the Dartmouth North Community Food Center… 850 more words

Food Security

Why are we still providing subsidies to farmers?

Why are we still providing subsidies to farmers?

In 1984, the government of New-Zealand has eliminated farm subsidies. They didn’t do it gradually, instead they went cold turkey overnight. 1,605 more words


National Trust - Don't Forget About Access!

They say a week is a long time in politics. And though the recent upheaval the pre-June 23rd UK seems almost a forgotten and distant era though only a month ago.  1,383 more words


New head of Defra Andrea Leadsom has already laid out her plans for farm subsidy reform.

The dust is settling following the brutal excision of the Cameron/Osborne cliques from power.

One Department has been knocked down, or split asunder – the Department for Energy and Climate Change. 1,468 more words

Pro-Brexit Voters Fueled by “A Destructive Urge,” Says Goldsmiths Professor

There has been no shortage of bleak analyses of Thursday’s Brexit result, with the financial and business press almost uniformly certain that the consequences will be just as economically disastrous as Friday’s global market slump suggests. 591 more words


It isn't fair

It was my intention to do some research about why people get and stay fat and then break it up into two different posts. I think I can accomplish it in one long post though. 3,067 more words