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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

So what did we learn about FTA after all the talk in last few weeks - that US think its great but we aren't sure-the reality is that FT doesn't exist - a pleasant sounding pipedream for desperate polys who live on islands and like simple solutions.
For some more content http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/perspective/stories/s1042772.htm

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

On sugar In America the farmer gets a subsidy of $640 a tonne.

All our farmers get is the world selling price of $200 a tonne.

It costs them more than that to produce the sugar. (from AJones 2gb 11th feb )

? so what do you pay in the supermarket? .20 a kilo or 50% markup 40 cents a kilo?

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