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  •  There's not a lot of Big Ag here (2+ / 0-)
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    since Germany just doesn't have the space for it. There are still quite a lot of smallish farms, but Germany's wealth mainly comes from highly-specialized small-to-medium-sized businesses that make and export high-end specialty products and a few major corporations.
    Therefore the politics of BigAg is not much of a topic here, as opposed to Monsanto, which is. I#m sorry to say that Bayer and BASF are global BigChem players and sell chemicals and pesticides in the US and other countries that are not allowed here.

    „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

    by translatorpro on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 08:47:19 AM PDT

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    •  Don't be sorry to say that! (3+ / 0-)
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      Europe is making an important statement about these practices. I wish the US was more careful.

      My only point about subsidies is that what the government chooses to pay for is a big part of what makes it cheaper to the consumer.

      "Broccoli is revolutionary. Broccoli could take down a government." --Kris Carr

      by rb137 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 08:54:58 AM PDT

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