One example that has been discussed in class is DDT. This has caused almost the extinction of many animals including the bald eagle. Also, this has affected the farms of small to medium size rural communities. It can cause many problems to contamination of food and water that humans, animals, and plants. Also, it continues the hunger of not only the United States, but also around the globe. As technology increases, it solves the mysteries and problems of the past, however it brings up newer problems to be solved. In the Food Politics book, it starts by explaining that since the old times that we’ve come to learn and discover that ancient Egypt’s record of taxation is somewhat similar to what we see of Africa’s government of burdening farmers with taxes that are big and are “imposed indirectly to the price manipulations by state-monopoly marketing agencies.” Governments in the more
established and more middle to higher class populations/regions were provided with a more advantage for the farmers in that location with direct and indirect subsidies. With that being said, no matter of the time from the past to now in the modern era, farming areas of any and all states, have always had political interruptions and debates. Rural and urban food producers and farms will usually have to compete for the power of the state with taxes, subsidies, etc. to get a competitive advantage for themselves against their competitors. “Food Politics” is best explained
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