Agriculture's Greatest Myth

Latham, Jonathan
http://www.independentsciencenews.org/commentaries/agricultures-greatest-myth/

Publisher:  Independent Science News
Date Written:  12/04/2021
Year Published:  2021  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX24433

For policymakers, the big obstacle to global promotion and restoration of small-scale farming (leaving aside the lobbying power of agribusiness) is allegedly that, "it can't feed the world". If that claim were true, local food systems would be bound to leave people hungry and so promoting them becomes selfish, short-termist, and unethical. Nevertheless, this purported flaw in sustainable and local agriculture represents a curious charge because, no matter where one looks in global agriculture, food prices are low because products are in surplus.

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