Well, that may be true, but only so long as you subscribe to the mantra of unfettered global trade in food.
It’s been making Britons richer since the repeal of the corn laws. Thus we think it’s a good idea.
For me, it seems glaringly obvious that agriculture should not and must not be treated like any other industry.
Says the small scale organic farmer in Wales…..
Me, me, Me, MEEE!
For a start, let’s insist on the introduction of a fair trade milk label for family dairy farmers and include the requirement that the herd size be no larger than their capacity to walk to grass twice a day during the grazing season. This would reverse the trend towards ever-larger herds.
Let’s have a bloke with a red flag walking in front of these newfangled cars.
Of course, you can do whatever you want as a voluntary scheme but that’s perhaps not quite how you see it, is it?
Patrick Holden is the founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust