Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Context: It Shames and Diminishes Us All

"At present, the European Union and United States together subsidize their farmers to the tune of $350 billion (US) a year; it equals five times the amount that is ploughed into foreign aid. If I may offer an evocative juxtaposition: Every cow in the European Union is subsidized to the tune of two dollars a day, while between four hundred and five hundred million Africans live on less than a dollar a day."
-Stephen Lewis, Race Against Time (pg. 18)


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