Yet another example of just how contradictory the Green message can be.
They argued that the main cause of the crisis was that food production in much of the developing world has been decimated by three decades of globalization and free trade liberalization policies. Previously self sufficient countries had been unable to compete with heavily subsidized, cheap European and American food and so small self sufficient agricultural
sectors collapsed in country after country, leaving developing countries dependent on imports and food aid.
So is free trade the issue, or is it heavily subsidised food? Because those things are polar opposite.
The post complains bitterly about how the NGO’s are being pushed out of the way, because they woudln’t agree with the outcomes, which turn out to be (in part) the suggestion that people should drop tariffs and subsidies.
So where’s the issue with that?