High food prices help Third World

August 2008
Farmers Weekly;8/22/2008, p54
Trade Publication
The author argues against the belief of politicians and economists regarding the need for food prices to be lowered down to aid the Third World. He reveals that the poorest people are the small farmers bankrupted by low prices and forced to seek work in sweatshops in the towns. This indicates that high food prices, along with research into improved techniques of farming and soil conservation, could help the Third World, as well as ensure fairer industrial competition.


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