Monday, October 19, 2009

In defence of rural enterprise

Kevin Myers wrote a bizarre and ill-informed article in the Indo last Friday which was critical of the Green Party's fostering of farm shops. Local food shops are, in my view, a great commercial development empowering farmers and small local food producers to grab their own financial fates by the scruff of the neck and snatch their business fortunes back from the grasp of middle-men, factories and conglomerate foreign retailers. I reproduce my letter to the editor of the Indo in response to Myers;

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