Friday, June 24, 2005

Agriculture in EU

There is something strange about the agricultural support system in the EU: when you listen to politicians and other leaders they all say that it should be abandoned, no matter what country they are from. That makes you wonder why it is still there. Apparently someone somewhere is able to prevent any change in this. Despite the fact that the vast majority of consumers/voters is against it too. This is not exactly what one would call democratic control, is it?

Although there might be some other motives at play, I think it is a good thing if England intend to focus on this matter in the future. It is about time.

Another good reason to change this is the question of development in many parts of the world. Why not produce agricultural products where it could be produced best and cheapest? As far as I can see this would clearly include Africa - where development is needed the most.

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