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  •  The Guardian article says it's a demand issue (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not seeing the connection between our FTA and Europe? The impression I got was that these farmers are making money and that raises local prices and contributes to deforestation.

    I don't think there is much support on this site for free trade. That is one issue that draws most of to a place like DK.

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:02:26 PM PST

    •  Also, those laboring in the field aren't getting (0+ / 0-)

      ...paid. This is also an issue in the U.S. and in almost every country with an agricultural segment.

      "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

      by sebastianguy99 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:20:36 PM PST

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