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Farmers Unite!

A few weeks back I suggested that an embargo of foreign owned businesses might be a way to encourage real economic development in Canada. As a follow up I want to discuss the food chain crisis and how it is impacting our farmers and there ability to bring quality food to our tables. As I write this, I have heard through the grapevine that there may be another strike back similar to the truckers movement this past summer.

I wonder how true this statement really is currently. I don't think it holds much weight amy more. Go into any grocery store and try to find something as simple as onions produced in Canada . You may not find any, but you will find plenty from the US, and other countries. My question is WHY? It's an onion, not a pineapple for God's sake.

In the summer of 2001, family farmers and ranchers throughout North America are struggling. During the 1993 debate over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S. farmers and ranchers were promised that NAFTA would provide access to new export markets and thus would finally bring a lasting solution to farmers' off-and-on struggles for economic success.Now, seven years later, the evidence shows farm income has declined, consumer prices have risen and some giant agribusinesses have reaped huge profits.

If things were bad then, it's a disaster now.

Support the farmers, they built our Nation. Don't let corporate greed determine our humanity. Rise up and be heard. Please buy local as much as you can, and at the very least buy Canadian. If you aren't satisfied with your grocery store, tell them what you want! Let's put an end to this nonsense.

Cheers, and have a great week. Stay tuned for some exciting posts from here in South America!

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