Comment 113154

By Tybalt (registered) | Posted July 29, 2015 at 11:43:15

Ending poverty and hunger, Ms. Nicoll, is not going to be accomplished by raising the price of (and access to) food. A "duty to fairness in the marketplace" would recognize that poor people need to eat and raising the price of their food comes at a significant cost.

The improvements to our food supply, increased competitiveness in (and productivity of) agriculture, and the consequent increased access to food for the poor was one of the great human achievements of the last century. It's a shame to see advocates calling for this great human advance to be rolled back.

I'm all for local agriculture; the food is better. That is selling point enough. Trying to end globalized food production and jeopardize food access for all is counter to your stated goals.

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