Tolerance.ca
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations, Tolerance.ca® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Protectionism is to Blame for the World Food Crisis

By
Montreal Economic Institute
The world has enormous capacity to produce food to deal with the current food crisis. But this potential has been held back by agricultural protectionism in developed economies and, more recently, by export restrictions imposed by some less developed countries. Contrary to what is often heard, today's crisis cannot be explained by higher demand for food in emerging countries or by speculation. In addition to natural catastrophes such as the Australian drought that has slightly reduced world production recently, ill-advised government policies are largely to blame.

 Special Offer!
Enjoy Unlimited Access to Tolerance.ca for less than 10 cents/day.


To see the complete text of this article, you need to buy a subscription. If you already have one, please open a session.

I want to subscribe   |   Open a session



Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter