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Food Security and the EPA

The extraordinary rise in food prices over the last couple of years has given a new prominence and urgency to this problem in the Caribbean, where as Tony Weis pointed out in a recent Diaspora column, ” food security is so utterly wedded to global markets and heretofore cheap breadbasket imports”…The EPA provisions on food security provide little or no support in grappling with this difficult dilemma, at the root of which is the production problem that afflicts staples like rice, ground provisions, vegetables and fruits, combined with the consumption of imported, processed, canned, frozen foods, rich in chemical preservatives, hormones, fats, and additives, exacerbating the health problem.

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