Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tax yen at work

I don't really get it, anyway. In this Ministry if Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries clip, they acknowledge that it is impossible for Japan to grow the food it requires. It then suggests that folks eat more domestically grown food to address the problem.

It also recommends that farmers become more efficient, but they did not suggest doing it by consolidating small part-timer farms into large, efficient farms. Maybe they should have recommended that farmers use magic seeds too.

Kinda tough to tell folks to eat more purely domestic foods in a severe recession unless the price of those foods come down. Doesn't this mean that the domestic rice market is protected all for naught since folks apparently ain't eating all that over-priced rice?

Article at Japan Focus.

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