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Thread #165570   Message #4005311
Posted By: Jim Carroll
21-Aug-19 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
"Surely if farms are not viable they should be allowed to go to the wall."
Not sure I agree with that Rag
"Viable" means profitable in the world we live in, which doesn't mean 'necessary'
Food, like housing, and many other basic needs of life, have become investable commodities rather than necessities, and as such, their production depends on their making a smaller and smaller group of people ricer and richer
I have become appalled at what this has done, both to the quality of our staple foods and to the planet as a whole, summarised perfectly in mass-produced, shit-tasting cotton-wool bread wrapped in plastic which sticks in the gullet of both the consumer and the planet.
We ere regular visitors to Walter Pardon in North Norfolk and over the time we were, watched as the Multinationals ripped up th hedgerows, making ten fields into one in order to make it easy for their monster machines   
Within 10/15 years the East Wind had ripped away all the topsoil, making a once rich agricultural area into the holidaymaker-reliant desert it has become and devastating the lives of the people living there
Maintaining Britain's farming heritage is not a romantic notion; it is part of keeping our planet in good health for future generations