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2 years ago  ::  May 23, 2012 - 2:01PM #1
Roodog
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www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=47058...

This article reports that Mexico's food production dropped by 40% which is catastrophic for a poor country.
People will flee from this famine to the US.
I do not blame them one bit.
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2 years ago  ::  May 23, 2012 - 2:35PM #2
TemplarS
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I had not heard of that; very sad.


Hopefully other nations will be able to make up the gap.  I'm not a farmer but I think things have been okay in the US and Canada recently.


Food is a worldwide commodity these days.


 

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2 years ago  ::  May 23, 2012 - 6:27PM #3
arielg
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The drop in food production is due to  NAFTA.  Mexican farmers  cannot compete with the American technology and subsidies to agriculture.


They prefer to go  as illegals to the States to pick up harvests.


 

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2 years ago  ::  May 23, 2012 - 10:00PM #4
Roodog
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May 23, 2012 -- 6:27PM, arielg wrote:


The drop in food production is due to  NAFTA.  Mexican food producers  cannot compete with the American technology and subsidies to agriculture.


They prefer to go  as illegals to the States to pick up harvests.


 





This is why NAFTA sucks, Arielg, it only benefits the big money people and the poor and working class suffers because of it.  People are going to die because of this. 

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2 years ago  ::  May 24, 2012 - 12:08AM #5
arielg
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There is a new trade agreement with Colombia.  Some  farmers there (not all of them. Flower growers are fine)  are worried they are going to have  the same problem.

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2 years ago  ::  May 24, 2012 - 12:15AM #6
teilhard
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I thought NAFTA was supposed to have become The Salvation of Everyone and Everything ...


I am shocked and disappointed ... 


Wait ... !!!  Was goofy-looking-crabby Ross Perot RIGHT about "NAFTA" ... ???


 ... huh ...

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2 years ago  ::  May 24, 2012 - 2:37AM #7
CharikIeia
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May 23, 2012 -- 2:35PM, TemplarS wrote:


I had not heard of that...



Neither did I.


And I think this is quite scandalous.


Our news media report about pastor Terry Jones' pointless activities and the latest sports events, but this kind of really important news is just not provided. Not by the private owned media, who can be pardoned here I guess, but neither by the public owned media, whose very task it is to report this.


Sick.

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2 years ago  ::  May 24, 2012 - 2:47AM #8
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The US remains a major exporter of food in the world market.

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2 years ago  ::  May 24, 2012 - 3:57AM #9
CharikIeia
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May 24, 2012 -- 2:47AM, Mlyons619 wrote:


The US remains a major exporter of food in the world market.



I.e., running local food producers out of business worldwide.


Because the American Monoculture just is better!


Imagine the scandalousness: Last year it was cheaper to distribute, in North Kenya, food imported from the USA to the Somali draught refugees, than to buy the exceptionally rich harvest from Southern Kenya for the same purpose. And USAid of course is bound to buy American, I guess by Congress...

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2 years ago  ::  May 24, 2012 - 7:56AM #10
teilhard
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Yes ... "American" Agriculture is The "WalMart" of Food Production, heavily dependent upon HUGE Applications of Life-Killing Chemicals and profligate WASTE of TopSoil and Fresh Water ... It will "crash" eventually ...


May 24, 2012 -- 2:47AM, Mlyons619 wrote:


The US remains a major exporter of food in the world market.





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