Acknowledging the Legacy of Cheap Agricultural Exports

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Years of foreign aid and cheap food imports, a recent article in the Washington Post points out, stripped Haiti of its agricultural infrastructure. Grist adds that the subsidies that keep the United States' agricultural exports cheap hurt lots of people, both at home and abroad.Grist writes:

American farmers are rightly proud of their ability to grow vast amounts of food. But a desire to do good has been coopted by agribusiness' interests in expanding and maintaining a subsidy system that causes overproduction and...primarily benefits large food processors rather than farmers.

Read more about agricultural subsidies:
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