• Akita


Kudos to Philip Brasor for his illuminating Jan. 6 Media Mix article, “Japan’s farming could be going to seed.” Too often Japan’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) dilemma is made out to simply be an industry versus agriculture problem, with the former to gain much and the latter to possibly lose something.

As Brasor’s article demonstrates, there is also industrialization of agriculture and loss of food autonomy to think about, among other issues. Moreover, the piece calls attention to the roles of corporate greed and political clout in the formulation, promotion and implementation of such dubious schemes as the TPP.

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